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Matthew Mayhew

William Ray & Marie Admsn Flsh, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

(614) 292-2387
mayhew.65@osu.edu

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Biography

Matthew J. Mayhew is the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration with a focus on Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. He received his BA from Wheaton College, Illinois; his master’s degree from Brandeis University; and his PhD from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Ohio State, he served as an associate professor at New York University and an administrator at Fisher College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

He has focused his research on examining the relationship between college and its influence on student learning and democratic outcomes. To support the study of college and its impact on student development and learning, he has been awarded more than $20 million in funding from sources including the United States Department of Education; the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; the Merrifield Family Trust; the National Science Foundation and an anonymous non-religiously affiliated organization with interests in social cooperation. He is the current editor of the Digest of Recent Research. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and the Journal of College Student Development. He recently received the American Educational Research Association Religion and Education SIG Emerging Scholar Award.  He was also recognized as a diamond honoree by ACPA-College Student Educators International.

Education

  • PhD, Higher Education Administration: Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, 2004
  • MA, Developmental/Social Psychology, Brandeis University, 1999
  • BA, Psychology and Theology, Wheaton College, 1996

Research Summary

The EmPOWERment Project

The EmPOWERment Project is funded by a five-year multi-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. Now entering its first year, this project will use mixed methods to evaluate the experiences and learning outcomes of graduate students enrolled in a novel trans-disciplinary STEM program. This STEM program leverages cutting-edge pedagogies and practices in order to prepare graduates for the difficult work of effectively de-carbonizing commercial electricity production in the United States.

Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS)

Entering year two of a five-year grant, this project is a partnership between Mayhew, Alyssa Rockenbach (North Carolina State University) and the Interfaith Youth Core (a.k.a. IFYC, Chicago IL). This project is aimed at studying the impact of college environments and experiences on educational outcomes including pluralism orientation, self-authored worldview commitment, and appreciative attitudes toward individuals of other worldviews.

Project Innovation Cultivation (InnC)

The purpose of this project is to understand the influence of higher education experiences on the development of students’ innovation capacities. This project has completed its cross-sectional and longitudinal data collection and is moving into the reporting and analysis phase.

Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes (ACREO)

The Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes (ACREO) assesses the influence of residential environments on academic, intellectual, and social outcomes of college students. ACREO is designed first and foremost as an assessment tool. It explores the relationships between institutional structures, forms of engagement, and student academic, intellectual, and social outcomes. However, it continues and improves upon previous research by providing current insight into how student outcomes vary by college housing arrangements.

Selected Grants

  • Mayhew, M. J., Ramteen Sioshansi, Elena Irwin, Rajiv Ramnath, and Jeffrey Beilicki (2019). Convergent Graduate Training and EmPOWERment for a Sustainable Energy Future. National Science Foundation. Funded: $2,980,383
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2019). Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes. Funded: $18,200
  • Mayhew, M. J., Interfaith Youth Core and Alyssa N. Rockenbach (2018). Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Funded: $1,000,000
  • Mayhew, M. J., Interfaith Youth Core and Alyssa N. Rockenbach (2018). Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey. Fetzer Institute. Funded: $527,888
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2018). Exploring the effectiveness of pedagogical innovative practices in the development of student leaders’ innovation capacities. Funded: $3,600
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2018). Assessment of Collegiate Residential Environments and Outcomes. Funded: $13,500
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2017). iLead: Expanding Innovative Leadership Capacities. Funded: $2,500
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2017). Project Innovative Leadership (iLead). Funded: $1,500
  • Mayhew, M. J., Interfaith Youth Core and Alyssa N. Rockenbach (2017). Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey – Case Studies. Funded: $1,500
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2017). The Study of Integrated Living Learning Programs. Funded: $24,500
  • Mayhew, M. J., Interfaith Youth Core and Alyssa N. Rockenbach (2017). Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey. Fetzer Institute. Funded: $500,000
  • Mayhew, M. J., Interfaith Youth Core and Alyssa N. Rockenbach (2017). Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Funded: $1,200,000
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2017). Exploring International Innovation Cultures. Merrifield Family Trust. Funded: $28,000
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2016). The Study of Integrated Living Learning Programs. Funded: $28,500
  • Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., and Interfaith Youth Core (2015-2020). Toward accelerated impact in making interfaith cooperation a social norm. Anonymous Foundation. Funded: multi-million dollar award.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2015). Higher Education: An Innovation Engine. Merrifield Family Foundation, Canada. Funded: $67,500.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2015). The Study of Integrated Living-Learning Programs. Funded: $15,000.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2015). Toward a Longitudinal Investigation of Interfaith Cooperation. New York University Office of the Provost, New York, NY. Funded: $35,000.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., and Interfaith Youth Core (2014). Bringing people together. Anonymous Foundation. Funded: $585,000.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2014). Building momentum toward an innovative entrepreneurship community. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Funded $37,125.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2014). Building innovation capacities. New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York, NY. Funded $5,000.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2011). Project analysis: Linking Higher Education Experiences to Innovative Entrepreneurship. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Funded: $33,500.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2010). International Explorations into Innovative Entrepreneurship. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Funded: $32,300.
  • Mayhew, M. J. and Caldwell, R. (2009). Promising model programs: Changing a high-risk drinking culture through the lens of gender. United States Department of Education, Washington, DC. Funded: $128,166.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Wiesenfeld, B., Simonoff, J. (2008). Exploring the relationship between higher education and innovative entrepreneurship. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO. Funded: $125,456.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2007). How curricular content and educational practices influence student learning and alumni engagement. New York University Stern School of Business, New York, NY. Funded: $41,767.
  • Mayhew, M. J. and Caldwell, R. (2006). Weaving the fabric of a non-violent university. United States Department of Education, Washington, DC. Funded: $264,146.
  • Mayhew, M. J. and Caldwell, R. (2005). Changing a high-risk drinking culture through the lens of gender. United States Department of Education, Washington, DC. Funded: $239,472.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2003). How curricular content and educational practices affect the development of moral reasoning in traditionally-aged undergraduate students. Wabash College Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Crawfordsville, IN. Funded: $20,000.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A.B., Seifert, T.A., Bowman, N.A., & Wolniak, G.C. (2016). How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bryant, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2013). Spirituality Enacted in Higher Education: Translating Research into Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Book Chapters

  • Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L. S., Stipeck, C., & Youngerman, E. (in progress). New directions: Strategies for engaging “new majority” students and faculty. In J. Eidum, & L. Lomicka (Eds.), The faculty factor: A vision for developing faculty engagement with living learning communities.
  • Morin, S. M., Durako Fisher, L. E., Singer, K., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (in progress). Exploring the emotional intelligence of effective interfaith champions: A qualitative inquiry. In K. Pasquesi & E. T. Parker III (Eds.), Navigating social identities on campus: Towards social justice praxis (New Directions for Student Services). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Singer, K., Durako Fisher, L. E., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (in press). Overlooked interfaith champions? How foreign language faculty are helping students engage and appreciate worldview differences. In D. J. Davis (Ed.), United we stand: The role of spirituality in engaging and healing communities. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.
  • Mayhew, M. & McChesney, E. (2020). The abiding promise of OSU. In S. Gavazzi & D. Staley (Eds.), Fulfilling the 21st century land-grant mission: Essays in honor of The Ohio State University’s sesquicentennial commemoration. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press.
  • Correia-Harker, B. P., Snipes, J. T., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2019). Student perceptions of and engagement with worldview diversity. In K. Goodman, M. E. Giess, & E. Patel (Eds.), Educating about religious diversity and interfaith engagement (pp. 22-39). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Morin, S. M., Foste, Z. H., Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N. (2019). Creating space for support and expression of diverse worldviews: A case exploring religious identity development. In J. C. Garvey, J. C. Harris, D. R. Means, & C. J. Porter (Eds.), Case studies for student development theory: Advancing social justice & inclusion in higher education. New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • Selznick, B. S., Zhang, L., Mayhew, M. J., Bock, C., & Dilmetz, D. (2019). Developing students’ innovation capacities: A comparison between US and Germany. In R. M. O. Pritchard, M. O’Hara, C. Milsom, J. Williams, & L. Matei (Eds.), The Three C-s of Higher Education: Competition, Collaboration and Complementarity, (pp. 233-250). Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Bryant, A. N. (2013). Introduction. In A.N. Bryant & M. J. Mayhew (Eds.), Spirituality Enacted in Higher Education: Translating Research into Practice, (pp. 3-8). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Bryant, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2013). How institutional contexts, college experiences, and student characteristics shape ecumenical worldview development. In A.N. Bryant & M. J. Mayhew (Eds.), Spirituality Enacted in Higher Education: Translating Research into Practice, (pp. 88-104). New York, NY: Routledge.

Published Refereed Articles

  • Duran, A. A., Dahl, L. S., Stipeck, C., & Mayhew, M. J. (in press). Critical perspectives on students’ sense of belonging: A quantitative analysis of race, generation status, and collegiate environments. Journal of College Student Development.
  • Dahl, L. S., Duran, A., Selznick, B. S., & Mayhew, M. J. (2019). Examining the factors associated with college-related career outcome expectations for heterosexual and LGBQ students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication.
  • Staples, B. A., Dahl, L. S., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2019). Worldview climate and the international student experience: Internationalization strategies overlook interfaith necessities. Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 4, 149-176.
  • Selznick, B. S., & Mayhew, M. J. (2019). Developing first-year students’ innovation capacities. Review of Higher Education, 42(4), 1607-1634.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Selznick, B. S., Zhang, L., Barnes, A. C., & Staples, B. A. (2018). Examining curricular approaches to developing undergraduates’ innovation capacities. Journal of Higher Education, 90(4), 563-584.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Lo, M. A., Dahl, L. S., & Selznick, B. S. (2018). Measuring student disposition to intervene in a bystander situation. Journal of College Student Development, 59(6), 762-768.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A., Riggers-Piehl, T., Mayhew, M. J., & Crandall, R. E. (2018). Respecting the LDS/Mormon minority on campus: College students’ attitudes toward Latter-day Saints. Journal for the Scientific Student of Religion, 56(4), 798-819.
  • Morin, S. M., Crandall, R. E., Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J. (2018). Bridging political divides on campus: Insights from the Study of Worldview Diversity.  Journal of College & Character, 19(2), 152-159.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., Rockenbach, A. N., Selznick, B., & Riggers-Piehl, T. (2018). Appreciative attitudes toward Jews among non-Jewish U.S. college students. Journal of College Student Development, 59(1), 71-89.
  • Selznick, B. S., & Mayhew, M. J. (2017). Measuring undergraduates’ innovation capacities. Research in Higher Education, 744-764.

Selected Presentations

  • Dahl, L. S., Crandall, R. E., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2020, March). How interfaith experiences can influence appreciative attitudes toward LGB people. Concurrent session to be presented at the annual meeting of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Austin, TX.
  • Hooten, Z., Dahl., L. S., & Mayhew, M. J. (2020, March). Collaborating for outcomes: Faculty and practitioner partnerships. Concurrent session to be presented at the annual meeting of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Austin, TX.
  • Morin, S. M., Staples, B. A., Mayhew, M. J., & Rochenback, A. N. (2020, March). Educating higher education professionals to serve the religious, spiritual, and secular needs of today’s college students. Pre-conference workshop presented at the annual meeting of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Austin, TX.
  • Morin, S. M., Staples, B. A., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2020, March). What works? Identifying predictors of interfaith learning and development in college. Presented at the annual meeting of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Austin, TX.
  • Singer, K., Correia-Harker, B. P., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2020, March). The family you choose: How friendship prepares students for pluralism. Presented at the annual meeting of ACPA: College Student Educators International, Nashville, TN.
  • Staples, B. A., Durako Fisher, L., Correia-Harker, B. P., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2020, March). Supporting and Structuring Provocative Encounters Across Worldview Difference. Presented at the annual meeting of ACPA: College Student Educators International, Nashville, TN.
  • Xie, W., Mayhew, M. J. (2020, February). Who Intervenes when Racial Slurs Occur in Residence Halls? Investigating the Role of Discussing Sociocultural Issues with Diverse Peers in Bystander Intervention Disposition. Poster session presented at the 2020 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Knight, G., Staples, B. A., Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2020, February). Campus interfaith champions: An emerging typology. Poster session presented at the EHE Research Forum at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Xie, W., Mayhew, M. J. (2020, February). Who Intervenes when Racial Slurs Occur in Residence Halls? Investigating the Role of Discussing Sociocultural Issues with Diverse Peers in Bystander Intervention Disposition. Poster session presented at the EHE Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • McChesney, E.T., Winkler, C. & Mayhew, M. J. (2020, February). Innovative environments work: The development characteristics of innovation capacities in undergraduates. Poster session presented at the EHE Research Forum at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.