Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students/SAHE Graduate Program Co-Chair Instructor/CSU
Instructor, EDHE 673 – Student Development Theory
I am originally from Nebraska, but I call Colorado SAHE Graduate Program Co-Chair Instructor. Within the SAHE program, I co-teach Student Development Theory residentially each fall, and online in the spring. I earned my Ph.D. in Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. My other degrees include a master's in Counseling and College Student Development from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a bachelor's in Psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University. My research interests center on parents and families of college students, student development theory, first generation college students, socio-economic class issues, and multi-racial/multi-ethnic students.
The loves of my life are my partner Nate, to whom I've been married for over 20 years, and my two sons, Matthew (a CSU alum!) and Patrick (current CSU student).
Pillar of the Profession Dr. Jody Donovan has been selected as a Pillar of the Profession by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the NASPA Foundation in recognition of her many years of outstanding teaching, research, and service to the profession. (March 2016)