Malinda M. Matney
6015 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan
48109-1340
734-764-5132
mmatney at umich dot edu

[Education] * [Experience] * [Articles] * [Presentations] * [Speaking] * [Volunteerism] * [Associations] * [Honors]
[Facilitation]

Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Higher and Postsecondary Education)
University of Michigan
2001
Dissertation: Institutional and Departmental Factors Influencing Faculty Adoption of Innovative Teaching Practices

Education Specialist (Higher Education Administration)
University of Missouri at Kansas City
1995

Master of Music (Music Literature/music theory)
University of Colorado at Boulder
1992
Thesis: GIVE US DAMES: A History of the University of Colorado Women's Marching Band

Bachelor of Arts (Music/mathematics)
Wichita State University
1988

Experience
Senior Research Associate, 2001-present
Research Associate (pre-doctoral completion), 2000-2001
Student Affairs Research
University of Michigan
Public highly selective flagship institution serving 43,000 students (27,000 undergraduate).
Overseeing budget of $170,000, plus two additional programs.
Supervising four graduate assistants and 4-6 undergraduate research assistants.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Developed the Division of Student Affairs research and assessment presence, including creating a national research symposium (now in its tenth year), leading university-wide research initiatives, ensuring human subjects compliance, consulting on strategic initiatives, implementing learning outcomes throughout Divisional offerings and coordinating accreditation assessment of student learning. Additional responsibilities include Division wide leadership initiatives (awards programming, outreach to university-wide leadership initiatives), ePortfolio implementation, committee service discussing university wide learning management systems (LMS) and customer relationship management systems (CRMs), and interaction with donors interested in learning about student affairs’ impact on campus and on students. Serve as a Resolution Officer for our Office of Student Conflict Resolution, hearing complex discipline cases.

Lecturer, 2003-
Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Education 864: "American College Student" for doctoral and masters students

Education 695: "Research and Educational Practice" for the Master of Arts degree program

Research Associate, 1996-2001
National Center for Postsecondary Improvement
University of Michigan
Research consortium composed of Stanford University, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania.
Funded by US Department of Education, within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Our project examined reform initiatives in undergraduate education and worked toward an overview on a national scale of the impact and lasting effects of such reforms and innovation. These initiatives included active learning practices such as faculty-as-coach (now labeled “flipped classroom”), changes in tenure policy to reward teaching, and changes in professional development to enhance teaching practice in tenure-stream faculty. Led the development and implementation of surveys on 11 campuses, conducted over 60 interviews of faculty and administrators on three campuses, analyzed data through quantitative and qualitative means, spoke to varied audiences ranging from governmental officials to academic conferences, coordinated IRB compliance at all participating campuses, and completed quarterly federal government reporting requirements about project activities.

Living Center Director, 1993-1996
Kansas City Art Institute
Private selective undergraduate college of art and design, serving 600 students
Kansas City, Missouri

Created annual budgets, hired, trained, and supervised a staff of resident assistants and clerks for collegiate academic year residency, provided co-curricular planning and leadership of the summer high school program. Coordinated student activity planning, counseled individual students, conducted student and parent orientations, provided community referrals, and conducted student and staff surveys. Prioritized and supervised Living Center renovations, organized food service, security, and facilities strategic priority development.

Assistant to the Director, 1992-1993
Family Learning Center
Private foundation focused on P-16 educational opportunities for underserved communities.
Boulder, Colorado

Within this not-for-profit organization, I coordinated records for donation drives, wrote grant applications, and managed other projects as needed for an agency conducting educational enhancement activities such as a preschool, an after-school program, and support for the I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County. The Center works to improve graduation rates for minority and disadvantaged youth.

Articles
Woodford, M. R., Han, Y., Craig, S., Lim, C., & Matney, M. (2014). Discrimination and Mental Health Among Sexual Minority College Students: The Type and Form of Discrimination Does Matter. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 18(1).

Peet, M. Lonn, S, Gurin, P, Boyer, KP, Matney, M., Marra, T., Himbeault Taylor, S.H., and Daley, A. (2011). Fostering Integrative Knowledge through ePortfolios. International Journal of ePortfolio, 1(1), 11-31.

Matney, M. and Taylor, S.H. (2008). Framing the Dialogue: A New Collaborative Approach to the Hazing Dilemma. Oracle, 3(2).

Matney, M. and Taylor, S.H. (2007). Transforming Student Affairs Strategic Planning into Tangible Results. NASPA Journal, 44(1).

Taylor, S.H., and Matney, M. (2007). Preventing Dust Collection: Transforming Student Affairs Strategic Planning into Tangible Results. Planning for Higher Education, 35(2).

Other Speaking Engagements
First in Family, First in Class.
(Keynote Address: M. Matney.)
University of Michigan First Generation Graduation, April 2013.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Values Reality Check: Focusing on What Is Central.
(Elective Session: M. Matney.)
National Federation of State High School Associations, January 2011.
Citizenship and Equity Committee Meeting, Indianapolis.

Hazing Prevention: Central to Our Values.
(Plenary Session: M. Matney.)
Professional Fraternity Association, September 2010.
National Conference, Lexington, KY.

Values Reality Check: Focusing on What Is Central.
(Elective Session: M. Matney.)
National Federation of State High School Associations, July 2010.
National Student Leadership Conference, Indianapolis.

Living the Stories of Your Lives Vividly.
(Keynote Address: M. Matney.)
University of Michigan Lavender Graduation, April 2010.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Selected Volunteer Experiences
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity

Within the Kappa Kappa Psi national leadership, I have served in several key roles since 1992, including:

  • National Board of Trustees (2007-present),
  • Immediate Past National President (2009-2011),
  • National President (2007-2009),
  • National Vice President for Colonization and Membership (2005-2007),
  • North Central District Governor (1997-2005),
  • National Vice President for Programs (1995-1997), and
  • Midwest District Governor (1992-1995).
In my various roles, I served as a specialist on risk management (particularly hazing prevention), assessment, and higher education policy. As National President, oversaw the highest level of giving and Life Membership purchase in the 90 year history of the fraternity. Led creation of a ten year strategic plan, formation of leadership development texts, expansion of professional outreach to new associations and faculty audiences, and the planning and implementation of a national anniversary convention for 1000 student and alumni participants. Supervised legal issues confronting the fraternity. Currently serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, with particular focus on development and the creation of a centennial capital campaign.

HazingPrevention.Org

  • Board of Directors (2009-2012)

Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

  • Associate Editor (2009-present),
  • Editorial Board (2005-2009)

Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

  • Editorial Board (2009-present)

Past and Present Professional Associations
University of Michigan School of Education Board of Governors, 2003-2005

Association for the Study of Higher Education

Association for Institutional Research

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors

Honors
Wichita High School North Hall of Fame, 2012, Wichita Public Schools

Honorary Lavender Degree, Lavender Graduation 2010, University of Michigan

Rackham One-Term Dissertation Fellowship, 2001, University of Michigan

Association of Fraternity Advisors Intern, 1997

School of Education Merit Award, 1996-1998, University of Michigan

Hugh Speer Scholarship (outstanding higher education administration student), 1994-1995, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Emory Lindquist Honors Program Graduate, 1988, Wichita State University

Mortar Board, tapped 1986, Wichita State University

University Leadership Scholarship, 1984-1988, Wichita State University

State of Kansas Scholar, 1984-1988

Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity

Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority

Facilitation
Kappa Kappa Psi Leadership Symposium, 2004-2010

Kappa Kappa Psi Leadership Speaker, 2004-present

National Federation of High Schools National Conference Session Leader, 2010

Beta Theta Pi Keystone Track Facilitator (Risk Management), 2012

University of Michigan LeaderShape Cluster Facilitator, 2012

NIC Impact Chapter Facilitator, 2013

Beta Theta Pi Wooden Institute Facilitator, 2013

Presentations and Papers
Is the Value of Fraternities Still Questionable?
(Research Paper: P. Biddix, G. Martin, M. Matney, E. Norman, J. Gardner, and M. Banks.)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2013.
Annual Conference, Orlando.

Discrimination and Mental Health among Sexual Minority College Students.
(Research Paper: M. Woodford and M. Matney.)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2013.
Annual Conference, Orlando.

Reducing the Smoke: Incorporating Student Input to Create Transparent Policy Formation and Institutional Accountability.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Taylor.)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2012.
Annual Conference, Phoenix.

Reducing the Smoke: Incorporating Student Input to Create Transparent Policy Formation and Institutional Accountability.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Taylor.)
Association for Institutional Research, May 2011.
Annual Forum, Toronto.

Measuring Balance in Social Networking: How Social Networking Challenges Traditional Teaching/Learning Relationships and Boundaries.
(Research Paper: M. Matney.)
Association for Institutional Research, May 2011.
Annual Forum, Toronto.

Eighth Annual Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs, May 2011.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Work/Life Balance in Social Networking: Making Tools Work for You.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and K. Borland.)
University of Michigan Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium, May 2010.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Seventh Annual Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs, May 2010.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Lavender Graduation Keynote Address.
(Graduation Address: M. Matney.)
University of Michigan Division of Student Affairs Lavender Graduation, April 2010.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

What's Assessment Got to Do with Our "Real" Work?
(Plenary Address: M. Matney.)
University of Michigan FutureLibCon, April 2010.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Work/Life Balance in Social Networking: Making Tools Work for You.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and K. Borland.)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2010.
Annual Conference, Chicago.

Deconstructing LGBT Ally Programs.
(Research Paper: M. Woodford, S. Crider, G. Javier and M. Matney.)
University of Michigan Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium, May 2009.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Sixth Annual Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs Research Roundtable, May 2009.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Facebook, Blogs, Tweets: How Staff and Units Can Use Social Networking to Enhance Student Learning.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and K. Borland. Presented by K. Borland and G. Harclerode.)
American College Personnel Association, March 2009.
Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Student Engagement Through Assessment: Creating Partnerships that Steer the Course of the Institution.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Himbeault Taylor. Presented by S. Himbeault Taylor)
American College Personnel Association, March 2009.
Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Facebook, Blogs, Tweets: How Staff and Units Can Use Social Networking to Enhance Student Learning.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and K. Borland)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2009.
Annual Conference, Seattle.

Student Engagement Through Assessment: Creating Partnerships that Steer the Course of the Institution.
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Himbeault Taylor.)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2009.
Annual Conference, Seattle.

Implementation of Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning in an Introductory Chemistry Course
(Research Paper: C. McClure, J. March, and M. Matney)
Enriching the Academic Experience of College Science Students, June 2008.
Annual Conference, Ann Arbor.

ePortfolio: Leveraging student self-authorship, learning theory, and reflective practice toward integrated learning and practice
(Research in Action Paper: S. Himbeault Taylor and M. Matney)
Association for Institutional Research, May 2008.
Annual Forum, Seattle.

Facebook, Blogs, and Other Electronic Communication: How Students Construct Learning Environments through Social Networking Sites
(Research in Action Paper: M. Matney)
Association for Institutional Research, May 2008.
Annual Forum, Seattle.

Fifth Annual Division of Student Affairs Ressearch Symposium
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs Research Roundtable, May 2008.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

ePortfolio: Leveraging student self-authorship, learning theory, and reflective practice toward integrated learning and practice
(Research Paper: S. Himbeault Taylor, M. Matney, K. Borland, and M. Peet)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2008.
Annual Conference, Boston.

Common Threads: Starting a multicultural conversation with 1300 colleagues
(Research Paper: M. Matney, S. Vaughters, S. Himbeault Taylor, J. Soet, and S. Pearson)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2008.
Annual Conference, Boston.

Facebook, Blogs, and Other Electronic Communication: How Students Construct Learning Environments through Social Networking Sites
(Research Paper: M. Matney, K. Borland, and M. Cope)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2008.
Annual Conference, Boston.

Students' Gambling Behaviors and Beliefs in College.
(Research Paper: E Samuels and M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 3(2). 2007

Financial Resources and College Choice: How students envision college careers.
(Research Paper: E Samuels and M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 3(1). 2007

Framing the Dialogue: A New, Collaborative Approach to the Hazing Dilemma
(Research in Action Paper: M. Matney and S. Himbeault Taylor)
Association for Institutional Research, June 2007.
Annual Forum, Kansas City.

Fourth Annual Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs Research Roundtable, May 2007.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Emerging Trends in Student Civic Engagement
(Research Paper: M. Matney and L. Rullman)
American College Personnel Association and the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, April 2007.
ACPA-NASPA Joint Meeting, Orlando, FL.

What is Emerging in Research about Millennials.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 2(3). 2006

Voting in the Streets: Students' Approach to Developing Political Identity.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 2(2). 2006

Substantive Dilemmas with Substances: Student Trends in Use of Alcohol and Tobacco.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 2(1). 2006

Division of Student Affairs Research Symposium
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs Research Roundtable, June 2006.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Framing the Dialogue: A New, Collaborative Approach to the Hazing Dilemma
(Research Paper: M. Matney, S. Himbeault Taylor, and A. Garrison)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2006.
Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Division of Student Affairs Research Fair
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs Research Roundtable, May 2005.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Preventing Dust Collection: Transforming Student Affairs Strategic Planning into Tangible Results
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Himbeault Taylor)
Association for Institutional Research, May 2005.
Annual Forum, San Diego.

Reflecting Multiple Voices: Creating a Shared Vision through Student Affairs Strategic Planning
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Himbeault Taylor)
National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, March 2005.
Annual Conference, Tampa.

Division of Student Affairs Goal Outcome Assessment Fair
(Convener: M. Matney)
Division of Student Affairs Research Roundtable, June 2004.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Viewing 2003 Students with the Perspective of Recent National Events.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 1(5). 2004

Working (it all) out: Physical Health, Gender, and Self Confidence.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 1(4). 2004

Religious and Spiritual Development of UM Students.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 1(3). 2004

Comparison of University of Michigan Students: 1993 (Middle of Generation X) to 2002 (Beginning of Millennial Generation).
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 1(2). 2004

First Generation Students: Pioneers in the 21st Century.
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
University of Michigan What's on Our Students' Minds series, 1(1). 2004

Reflecting Multiple Voices: Using Qualitative Research to Inform Student Affairs Strategic Planning
(Research Paper: M. Matney and S. Himbeault Taylor)
Association for Institutional Research, May 2003.
Annual Forum, Tampa.

Institutional and Departmental Factors Influencing Faculty Adaptation of Innovative Teaching Practices
(Research Paper: M. Matney)
American Educational Research Association, April 2002.
Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

Permanence and Promoting Change? Building the Foundation to Enhance Teaching and Assessment Improvement Efforts
(Research Paper: M. Matney, M. Ziskin, S. Hurtado.)
Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 2000.
Annual Meeting, Sacramento.

Social and Individual Factors Influencing Faculty Motivation to Improve Teaching: Scenes from University Mathematics Departments
(Research Paper: M. Matney, M. Ziskin, S. Hurtado, and E. Dey.)
Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 1999.
Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

"Organic" Assessment: Understanding How Faculty Use Classroom Research and Assessment in Their Daily Lives.
(Research Paper: M. Ziskin, S. Hurtado, E. Dey, and M. Matney.)
Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 1999.
Annual Meeting, San Antonio.

Extending the Scholarship of Teaching to Engage Faculty in Campus Assessment Activity
(Research Paper: S. Hurtado, M. Matney, M. Ziskin, and E. Dey.)
Association for Institutional Research, May 1999.
Annual Forum, Seattle.

Are Higher Education Student Assessment Policies and Practices Improving Accountability, Institutional and Academic Performance?
(Research Colloquium: M. Peterson, J. Cole, M. Matney, and L. Wimsatt.)
University of Michigan School of Education, February 1999.
Colloquium in Honor of Cecil Miskel, Ann Arbor.

Reform and Innovation in American Undergraduate Education
(Research Paper: S. Hurtado, M. Matney, and M. Ziskin.)
European Association for Institutional Research, September 1998.
Annual Forum, San Sebastian, Spain.

Innovative Practices Demand Innovative Assessment
(Roundtable and Poster Session: S. Hurtado, M. Ziskin, and M. Matney.)
American Association for Higher Education, June 1998.
Assessment Conference, Cincinnati.

New Techniques, New Assessment? Problems of Quantifying Outcomes Achieved through Innovative Curriculum Strategies
(Research Paper: S. Hurtado, E. Dey, M. Matney, J. Johnson, C. Navia, and M. Ziskin.)
Association for Institutional Research, May 1998.
Annual Forum, Minneapolis.

Political Attitude Shifts: College Impact Changes for Students in the 1980s
(Research Paper: M. Matney and K. Wiley Kelly.)
Association for the Study of Higher Education, November 1997.
Annual Meeting, Albuquerque.

Reform and Innovation in Higher Education: Identifying Common Themes and Implications for Institutional Practice and Assessment
(Research Paper: S. Hurtado, E. Dey, M. Matney, C. Navia, C. Danielson, J. Johnson and A. Kezar.)
Association for Institutional Research, May 1997.
Annual Forum, Orlando.


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