Michelle Maher, Ph.D.

MaherProfessor, Higher Education Administration

Program Coordinator


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. Higher Education Administration
  • M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.A. English

Research Interests

  • Graduate Student Teaching, Research, and Disciplinary Writing Skill Development, Higher Education Access and Equity Issues, Institutional and Program Assessment

Select Publications & Presentations

* denotes current or previous graduate student coauthors


Maher, M. A., Wofford*, A., Roksa, J., & Feldon, D. F. (forthcoming). Exploring early exits: Doctoral attrition in the biomedical sciences. To appear in Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.


Fallucca, A. C., & Maher, M. A. (forthcoming). Strategies to boost your writing productivity. To appear in Academic Exchange Quarterly.


Roksa, J., Jeong*, S., Feldon, D. F., & Maher, M. A. (forthcoming). Socialization experiences and research productivity of Asians and Pacific Islanders: ‘Model Minority’ stereotype and domestic vs. international comparison. To appear in Research in the Sociology of Education.


*Benjamin, S. K., Williams, J. A., & Maher, M. A. (2017). Focusing the lens to share the story: Using photographs and interviews to explore doctoral students’ sense of well-being. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 12, 197 – 217.


Feldon, D. F., Peugh, J., Maher, M. A., Roksa, J., & Tofel-Grehl, C. (2017). Time-to-credit gender inequities of first-year Ph.D. students in the biological sciences. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 16(1). Available at http://www.lifescied.org/content/16/1.toc