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Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Education
Office: Lagomarcino, Ames, IA 50011-1041
Phone number: +1 (515) 2944466
- How the organization of academic and social enviroments in college shapes student relational networks
- College student transitions
- Learning communities
- Higher education knowledge networks
- Mixed methods social network analysis
Smith, R.A. (2019). Structuring the conversations: Using co-citation networks to trace 60 years of the Journal of College Student Development. Journal of College Student Development, 60(6), 695-717.
Smith, R.A., & Vonhoff, C. (2019). Problematizing community: A network approach to conceptualizing campus communities. Journal of College Student Development, 60(3), 255-270.
Heiland, F.W., Korenman, S., & Smith, R.A. (2019). Estimating the educational consequences of teenage childbearing: Identification, heterogeneous effects and the value of biological relationship information. Economics and Human Biology, 33, 15-28.
Smith, R.A. (2018). Connective segregation: Residential learning communities as networks of engagement. The Review of Higher Education, 42(1), 1-27.
Smith, R.A. (2015). Magnets and seekers: A network perspective on academic integration. The Journal of Higher Education, 86(6), 893-922.
Smith, R..A. (2011). Learning community transitions in the first year: A case study of academic and social network change. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 23(2), 13-31.
Smith, R.A. (2010). Feeling supported: Curricular learning communities for basic skills courses and students who speak English as a second language. Community College Review, 37(3), 261-284.
PhD - Syracuse University | Higher Postsecondary Education
MA - Syracuse University | Higher Postsecondary Education
BA - University of Wisconsin-Madison | History