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Matthew Mayhew

William Ray & Marie Admsn Flsh, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

mayhew.65@osu.edu

Biography

Matthew J. Mayhew is the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor in Educational Administration. He is interested in how collegiate conditions, educational practices, and student experiences influence learning and democratic outcomes, including moral reasoning; pluralism; productive exchange across worldview differences; and innovation capacity. To support the study of college and its impact on student development and learning, Mayhew has been awarded more than $14 million in funding from sources including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Education, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the Merrifield Family Trust.

Mayhew has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in journals, including Research in Higher Education; Journal of Higher Education; Review of Higher Education; the Journal of College Student Development; and the Journal of Moral Education. Complementing these peer-reviewed journal articles are other empirical works, including How College Affects Students: Volume 3; two pieces selected for the ASHE Reader series; a book chapter written for Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, and a co-edited volume with Routledge of the Taylor and Francis Group. Mayhew has won many awards for his research and teaching. He received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 2004.

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

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.

Grants

  • 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.

Presentations

  • Mayhew, M. J., Selznick, B. S., Lo, M. A., & Vassallo, S. (2016). Take it personally:  Incorporating personality traits as input covariates in college impact research. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Washington, DC.
  • Selznick, B., & Mayhew, M. J. (2016, April). Measuring undergraduate innovation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Measurement and Assessment in Higher Education SIG, Washington, DC.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Lo, M. A., Abaunza, P., & Correia, B. (2016, March). Incoming students' political identification and engagement with religious, spiritual, and ideological difference: Implications for an election year. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L., & Youngerman, E. (2016, March). The study of integrated living learning programs (SILLP) and diverse populations. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of ACPA: College Student Educators International, Montreal, QC.
  • Marquez, J., Waterman, S., Carter, D., Oseguera, L., & Mayhew M. J. (2015, November). Culturally relevant research in higher education. Presidential session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.
  • Davis, N. P., Braxton, J., Hearn, J., Schreiner, L., Hillman, N., Guthrie, D., Wells, C., Kinzie, J., Mayhew, M. J., & Vassallo, S. (2015, November). ASHE-Council of Independent Colleges Collaboration. Presidential session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A., Seifert, T. A., Wolniak, G. C., & Pascarella, E. T. (2015, November). How College Affects Students: Findings from Volume 3. Topical paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Simonoff, J. S., Baumol, W. J., Selznick, B., Vassallo, S. (2015, November). Cultivating Innovative Entrepreneurs for the 21st Century:  A Study of U.S. and German Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., Rockenbach, A. N., Riggers-Piehl, T., Hudson, T., Park, J., & Giess, M. (2015, November). Using Research to Address Interfaith Conflict: How College Experiences Shape Students’ Attitudes toward People of Other Worldviews. Topical paper session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Denver, CO.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L., & Youngerman, E. (2015, October). The Study of Integrated Living Learning Programs: Results and Best Practices from the Pilot. Concurrent session presented at the Living-Learning Programs Conference meeting of ACUHO-I: Association of College and University Housing Officers - International, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Selznick, B. (2015, August). How far outside what box? A new approach to assessing institutional innovation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of EAIR: The European Higher Education Society, Danube University, Krems, Austria.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Selznick, B. (2015, June). Innovation as an institutional priority: Assessments for recognizing and actualizing opportunities. Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Chicago, IL.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Selznick, B. (2015, May). Project Innovation Cultivation (InnC): The influence of higher education on students’ innovation capacities. Auxiliary session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Institutional Research, Denver, CO.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Garvey, J. C., Lo, M. A., & Mayhew, M. J. (2015, April). Self-authored worldview commitment and pluralism orientation among LGBT and heterosexual students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Pascarella, E. T., Trolian, T., & Selznick, B. (2015, April). Measurements matter: Does taking the Defining Issues Test 2 multiple times affect college students’ moral reasoning development? Roundtable session presented for the Moral Development and Education SIG at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL. 
  • Mayhew, M. J., Riggers-Piehl, T. A., Selznick, B., & Lo, M. A. (2015, March). Developing students’ interfaith understanding: Results from the Campus Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey. Professional development session presented at the annual conference for NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in New Orleans, LA.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Youngerman, E., & Lo, M. A. (2015, March). Living-assessing-learning: Re-creating the National Study of Living Learning Programs (NSLLP). Professional development session presented at the annual conference for ACPA – College Student Educators International in Tampa, FL.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Youngerman, E. (2014, October). Living-assessing-learning: The return of the National Study of Living-Learning Programs. Professional development session presented at the annual Living Learning Programs conference for ACUHO-I  – College and University Housing Officers, Kansas City, MO.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Morin, S., Crandall, R., & Selznick, B. (2014, March). Fostering the pluralism orientation of college students through interfaith action and informal peer engagement. Paper presented at the meeting of ACPA: College Student Educators International, Indianapolis, IN.

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., & 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

  • Mayhew, M. J., Simonoff, J. S., Baumol, W. J., Selznick, B., Vassallo, S. (in press). Cultivating innovative entrepreneurs for the 21st century:  A study of U.S. and German students. Journal of Higher Education.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Hoggan, C., Rockenbach, A. N., & Lo, M. A. (in press). Worldview diversity and transformational learning: How interfaith engagement relates to college students’ perceptions of transformational learning. Journal of Higher Education.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Lo, M. A., & Mayhew, M. J. (in press). How LGBT college students perceive the campus religious and spiritual climate. Journal of Homosexuality.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Rockenbach, A. N., Bowman, N. A. (2016). The connection between interfaith engagement and self-authored worldview commitment. Journal of College Student Development.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Garvey, J. C., Riggers-Piehl, T. A., Lo, M. A., & Mayhew, M. J. (2016). The influence of campus climate and interfaith engagement on self-authored worldview commitment and pluralism orientation among LGBT, heterosexual, and cisgender students. Research in Higher Education.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Simonoff, J. S. (2015). Effect coding as a mechanism for improving the accuracy of measuring students who self-identify with more than one race. Research in Higher Education, 56(6), 595-600.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Simonoff, J. S. (2015). Non-white, no more: Effect coding as an alternative to dummy coding with implications for higher education researchers. Journal of College Student Development, 56(2), 170-175.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Morin, S., Crandall, R., & Selznick, B. (2015). Fostering the pluralism orientation of college students through interfaith co-curricular engagement. Review of Higher Education, 39, 25-58. 
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., & Bowman, N. A. (2015). Perceptions of the campus climate for non-religious students. Journal of College Student Development, 56, 181-186.
  • Bowman, N. A., Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2015). Campus religious/worldview climate, institutional religious affiliation, and student engagement. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(1), 1-14.
  • Rockenbach, A. N., Mayhew, M. J., Davidson, J., Ofstein, J., Clark Bush, R. (2015). Complicating universal definitions: How students of diverse worldviews make meaning of spirituality. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(1), 1-10.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Pascarella, E. T., Trolian, T., Selznick, B. (2014). Measurements matter: Taking the DIT-2 multiple times and college students’ moral reasoning development. Research in Higher Education.  doi: 10.1007/s11162-014-9348-5.
  • Nelson-Laird, T., Seifert, T. A., Pascarella, E. T., Blaich, C., &. Mayhew, M. J. (2014). Deepening first-rear students’ thinking: The effects of deep approaches to learning on three outcomes. Journal of Higher Education, 85(3), 402-432.
  • Bryant Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2014). The collegiate religious and spiritual climate: Predictors of satisfaction among students with diverse worldviews. Journal of College Student Development, 55(1), 41-62.
  • Bryant Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2014). The collegiate religious and spiritual climate: Predictors of satisfaction among students with diverse worldviews. Journal of College Student Development, 55(1), 41-62.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Bowman, N. A., & Bryant Rockenbach, A. (2014). Silencing whom? Linking campus climates for religious, spiritual, and worldview diversity to student worldviews. Journal of Higher Education, 85(2), 219-245.
  • Bryant Rockenbach, A. N., & Mayhew, M. J. (2013). How the collegiate religious and spiritual climate shapes students’ ecumenical orientation. Research in Higher Education, 54, 461-479.
  • Wolniak, G., Mayhew, M. J., & Engberg, M. E. (2012). Learning’s weak link to persistence. Journal of Higher Education, 83(6), 795-823.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2012). A multi-level examination of college and its influence on ecumenical  worldview development. Research in Higher Education, 53(3), 282-310.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (2012). A multi-level examination of the influence of institutional type on the moral reasoning development of first-year students. Journal of Higher Education, 83(3), 367-388.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Bryant, A. N. (2012). Achievement or arrest? The influence of the collegiate religious and spiritual climate on students’ worldview commitment. Research in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-012-9262-7.
  • Hurtado, S., Mayhew, M. J., & Engberg, M. E. (2012). How diversity courses affect the development of moral reasoning. Journal of Moral Education, 41(2), 201-224.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Seifert, T. A., Pascarella, E. T., Blaich, C., & Nelson-Laird, T. (2012). Going deep into mechanisms for moral reasoning growth: How deep learning approaches affect moral reasoning development for first-year students. Research in Higher Education, 53(1), 26-46.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Simonoff, J. S., Baumol, W. J., Wiesenfeld, B., & Klein, M. K. (2012). Exploring innovative entrepreneurship and its ties to higher educational experiences. Research in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-012-9258-3.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Seifert, T. A., & Pascarella, E. T. (2012). How the first year of college influences moral reasoning development for students in moral consolidation and moral transition. Journal of College Student Development, 53(1), 19-40.