NACA® The Journal of Campus Activities Practice & Scholarship - Editorial Board


The Associate Editors report to the Editor-in-Chief. Associate Editors as a team are responsible for overseeing the review process for submitted manuscripts across the four sections within JCAPS: Empirical Research; Media Review; Scholarship-to-Practice Brief; and Focus on Emerging Scholars. Associate Editors serve 3-year terms, with an opportunity for re-appointment at the end of a term.  Read more about the position description here.

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Dr. David Rosch

Editor in Chief

Dave Rosch currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he teaches leadership classes, conducts research on the impact of leadership training initiatives, and coordinates the graduate program in the Agricultural Education Program.  He currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Leadership Education and Journal of Student Leadership. 

Dave has served as Chair of the Leadership Scholarship Member Interest Group in the International Leadership Association, the co-coordinator of the National Leadership Symposium, and as a faculty member for the Leadership Educators Academy.  Additionally, Dave is the Senior Research Fellow for LeaderShape, Inc.  In 2016, Dave was awarded the inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Leadership Educators, and the NACTA Educator Award from the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture. 

Dave earned a PhD in Higher Education from Syracuse University, an MS in Student Affairs from Colorado State University, and a BS in Psychology from Binghamton University.

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Dr. Danielle Desawal

Associate Editor

Danielle DeSawal is the Master's Program Coordinator and Clinical Associate Professor for Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University. Danielle's research interests focus on professional practice in student affairs, college unions, and advising student organizations on campus. She has presented numerous educational sessions and has keynoted as well as consulted with institutions on student affairs practice and is currently working with ACUI on a research project focused on student learning and success in the college union. She has co-edited a New Directions for Student Services monograph on the trends and issues facing the college union and is currently co-editing a text for NASPA on Professional Competencies in Student Affairs. 

Danielle has held leadership positions within national professional associations.  She was recognized by ACPA as a Diamond Honoree, and has been honored by Indiana University with the faculty award from the Commission on Multicultural Understanding and the Gordon Faculty Award through the Division of Student Affairs. She has also been recognized for her outstanding teaching and received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award. She is also currently holding a partial appointment with the Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University as the Senior Advisor to the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. 

Prior to joining the faculty Danielle worked on a federally funded grant investigating Latino/a college students collegiate experiences, served as the Educational Program Coordinator for ACUI, and worked with the First Year Experience program at the University of Arkansas. She currently teaches courses in higher education administration, student development, and professional development in student affairs, student organization advising, and leadership development. Danielle holds her B.S. in Consumer and Family Studies Education from Colorado State University, her M.ED in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and her Ph.D. from Indiana University in Higher Education Administration.

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