Advisory Board

Overview

The Advisory Board is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the Journal and the development of the Journal within the landscape of higher education scholarship. Members of the JCAPS Advisory Board lead the recruitment, selection and preparation of incoming Advisory Board and JCAPS Editorial Board members; provide oversight for the JCAPS budget, consistently participate in Board meetings, and serve as liaisons to the NACA Board of Directors when appropriate. JCAPS Advisory Board members are often called to provide outreach within the Association as well as with its peer associations. Read more about the position description here.

David Rosch, Ph.D.

David Rosch, Ph.D.

Editor in Chief, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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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Jan Arminio

Jan Arminio

Jan L. Arminio is retired professor and director of the Higher Education Program at George Mason University. Her scholarship focuses on social justice, advocacy, qualitative research, and assessment. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Greater Carlisle Community Responders Network, a grassroots organization responding to incidents of hate and bias. Previously she served as the Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of College Student Development and President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. Her recent publications include the co-authored articles Advocate Archetypes (2021) and Educators Acculturating to Serve Student Veterans and Service Members (2018), and the co-authored books Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education: A Cultural Approach to Student Success (2015), Why Aren’t We There Yet?: Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus (2013), and Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research  (2022). In 2017 she was awarded the Esther Lloyd-Jones Professional Service Award from American College Personnel Association and in 2011 the Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member. She represented the National Association for Campus Activities on the Council for the Advancement of Standards for over two decades.
Cindy Kane, Ph.D.

Cindy Kane, Ph.D.

Bridgewater State University

Cindy serves as the Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives at Bridgewater State University after nearly 20 years in progressively responsible roles in campus activities and student affairs.  Prior to working at BSU, she was employed at St. Peter's College (NJ) and Seton Hall University (NJ).  Cindy completed her Ph.D. at University of Nebraska in December 2014 and holds a master's degree from New York University (NY) in student personnel administration in higher education and a bachelor's from Lafayette College (PA) in psychology. Cindy was selected as a Fellow with the American Council on Education in 2016-2017.

Cindy serves as an adjunct faculty member with the counselor education graduate program at BSU and has taught both on-line and face to face courses on topics relating to leadership in higher education. In addition, she is a consultant, speaker and program reviewer for associations and colleges and has served in leadership roles with the National Association for Campus Activities including prior service on the Board of Directors and current service on the advisory board for the new Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship. 

In her time outside of work, she is a proud parent of her favorite emerging leader, @littleredsaid and is considering forwarding her phone calls and mail to the local baseball fields for the remainder of the year in order to keep up life as a practitioner, scholar and baseball mom.

Tricia Nolfi

Tricia Nolfi

Rutgers University

Tricia has spent more than 30 years in higher education, working in the areas of student affairs, leadership education, human resources, and continuing education. While working in student affairs, she held various positions in NACA at the regional and national levels. Most recently, Tricia was on the faculty at Rider University where she was the Program Director for the MA Organizational Leadership program and led the development of the MS in Higher Education Assessment, Analytics, and Change Management program. Tricia is currently pursuing her passion for instructional and learning design at iDesign and faculty development at Lumen Learning. She continues to serve as a faculty member at Rutgers University.

In her free time, Tricia enjoys reading and hiking and volunteering in the local community.

Nolfi holds bachelor's and master's degrees from The Ohio University and her doctorate from Rutgers University.

Darren Pierre, Ph.D.

Darren Pierre, Ph.D.

University of Maryland-College Park

Dr. Darren Pierre serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Clark School of Engineering and Affiliate Faculty in Higher Education Student Affairs program in the College of Education at the University of Maryland-College Park. Darren has published a book, over 25 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and edited volumes, keynoted numerous conferences, and consulted with universities and corporations across the U.S.  In 2020, Darren led a team in the development of one of the priorities for the 2020-2025 National Leadership Research Agenda. -With past leadership and involvement in associations/organizations including: AFA, NASPA, ACPA, LeaderShape and ILA. 

Bill Smedick, Ed.D.

Bill Smedick, Ed.D.

Johns Hopkins University

Bill Smedick is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Leadership Studies Program in the Center for Leadership Education, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. Bill currently teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels at JHU and has been involved in leadership education at JHU since 1989. Bill has served in community and professional association leadership roles including Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Campus Activities, member of the Board of Directors for the Counsel for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the steering committee for the ILA Sustainability Member Community.

BS in Education from Southern Connecticut State University
MS in Counseling/Higher Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Morgan State University