Dr. Robert D. Reason is professor of higher education and student affairs in the School of Education at Iowa State University. Dr. Reason studies how college and university policies, the campus climate, and students' experiences in college interact to influence student outcomes. Much of his research as focused on student learning outcomes during the first-year of college, during two multi-institutional studies while at Penn State. Recently, Dr. Reason has been working with the Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State to administer the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory and the Global Perspective Inventory. Dr. Reason is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of College Student Development and an ACPA Senior Scholar. His publications include Developing social justice allies (2005, with Ellen Broido, Nancy Evans, and Tracy Davis) and College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes (2012, with Kristen Renn).
Ph.D., Higher Education, Iowa State University, 2001