Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Member Log-in

Forgot Password?

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Search ASHE
Contact ASHE


2014 ASHE Annual Conference

39th Annual Conference

Pre-Conferences: November 19-20
General Conference: November 20-22

Location: Washington D.C., USA


Thank you to our 2014 Conference Sponsors!

The complete program is available here.

2014 Conference Events

Download the 2014 Call for Proposals here.

Search for an author or session using the main conference's searchable schedule.

2014 Conference Schedule at a Glance

See the featured Presidential Sessions here

Learn more about the 2nd Annual ASHE Community Engagement Project

Guide to DC and #ASHE2014 by Nina Daoud, doctoral student at University of Maryland.

Join us in D.C.!

Book your hotel room here. To call the Washington Hilton directly, dial 202-483-3000.
A list of nearby hotels is available here.
Click here for 2014 ASHE Conference Fees.
Click here to learn about Exhibitor, Advertising, & Sponsorship opportunities.
Click here for the 2014 Annual Graduate Student Policy Seminar.
The Association for Institutional Research will be co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop on November 23, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Click the link above for more information.

Pre-Conference Schedules

ASHE & Athletics Pre-Conference Schedule

Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs (CAHEP) Pre-Conference schedule, CAHEP Early Career Workshop Nomination Form and schedule

Council for Ethnic Participation (CEP) Pre-Conference schedule
***Note***Please see the updated CEP Mentor-Protégé Program schedule here

Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) Pre-Conference Schedule

Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (CPPHE) Pre-Conference schedule

Graduate Policy Seminar Schedule

2014 Keynote Speakers

Click here to watch Caroline Turner's 2014 Presidential Address, and Keynote Addresses from Jonathan Alger and Michelle Asha Cooper

Jonathan R. Alger
Higher Education Scholarship, Policy, and the Law: An Ever-Evolving Tapestry

Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:15-6:15 p.m., International Ballroom Center

On July 1, 2012, Jonathan R. Alger became president of James Madison University (JMU). Alger is a nationally recognized scholar and speaker on higher education policy and law. Prior to becoming president of JMU, Alger was senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Alger had previously served as assistant general counsel at the University of Michigan, counsel for the American Association of University Professors, attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, and as an associate in the Labor and Employment Section of the international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. At the University of Michigan, Alger played a key leadership role in the university’s efforts in two landmark Supreme Court cases on diversity and admissions and coordinated one of the largest amicus brief coalitions in Supreme Court history. At the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, he was the point person on the development and implementation of national policies involving race-conscious financial aid, racial harassment and free expression. He is past president of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Alger was born and raised outside Rochester, N.Y. He received his B.A. with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College (political science major, history minor and public policy concentration), and his J.D. with Honors from Harvard Law School.

Caroline S. Turner
Presidential Address: Lessons from the Field: Cultivating Nurturing Environments in Higher Education

Friday, November 21, 2014
International Ballroom Center at the Washington Hilton

Caroline S. Turner, a nationally recognized and award winning scholar, currently serves as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). She is Professor and Graduate Coordinator for the Doctorate in Educational Leadership Program at California State University, Sacramento. Previously, she served as Lincoln Professor of Ethics and Education at Arizona State University (ASU) where she founded and directed graduate programs in Higher & Postsecondary Education. Prior to her appointment at ASU, she was Professor of Educational Policy & Administration at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where she co-founded the national Keeping our Faculties of Color Symposium. Her publications, particularly Faculty of Color in Academe: Bittersweet Success (with Myers, Jr.) and Diversifying the Faculty: A Guidebook for Search Committees, advanced the dialogue on faculty gender and racial/ethnic diversity among scholars and practitioners. Her upcoming book addresses the preparation of the next generation of higher education professionals. At the 2014 ASHE conference, Modeling Mentoring Across Race/Ethnicity and Gender: Practices to Cultivate the Next Generation of Diverse Faculty (with González) will be launched. Turner is the recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Scholars of Color in Education Distinguished Career Contribution Award, the AERA Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Vallejo Award for Lifetime Scholarship, and the ASHE Council on Ethnic Participation (CEP) Mildred Garcia Award for Exemplary Scholarship. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of California, Davis and her Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Michelle Asha Cooper
Degrees of Hope: Ensuring Access, Equity, and a High-Quality Education for Today’s Students

Saturday, November 22, 2014
10:00-11:00 a.m., International Ballroom Center
Sponsored by the Lumina Foundation

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D., is the president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). She is a well-respected education policy leader who has spent a career dedicated to and rooted in the postsecondary community. Cooper has held various leadership positions at the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance at the U.S. Department of Education, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Council for Independent Colleges, and King’s College. She currently serves on several advisory boards of leading national higher education organizations. Cooper is the recipient of several awards that recognize her work in advancing economic and educational opportunities for all. In November 2011, Cooper, along with the entire IHEP staff, was recognized by the Association for the Study of Higher Education for showing exemplary leadership to the higher education community. Cooper is also the recipient of the 2010 University of Maryland College of Education's Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Additionally, Cooper is a regular contributor and highly sought-after speaker who often provides commentary to various media outlets including C-SPAN, FOX News, and NPR as well as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, The Hill, Huffington Post, Inside Higher Ed, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many more. A native of Charleston, S.C., she received a B.A. from the College of Charleston, an M.P.S. from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Find us on twitter: @ASHEoffice
Tweet about the conference: #ashe2014
Find us on Facebook.

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Box 453068 - 4505 S. Maryland Parkway - Las Vegas NV 89154-3068