Molly A. Schaller

Chair and Associate Professor, College Student Personnel and Higher Education Administration
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services, Doctorate of Educational Leadership

  • Location: Chaminade Hall, Room 304
  • Phone: 937-229-3677
  • Email: Contact

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Ohio University
  • M.S., Miami University
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Professional Activities

American College Personnel Association

Research Interests

  • College student development
  • Sophomore year experience
  • Student affairs work in Catholic colleges and universities
  • Learning and teaching

Selected Publications

  • Schaller, M. (2010). Understanding the impact of the second year of college. In J. Gardner, M.S. Hunter, B. Tobolowsky, M. Schaller, S. Evenbeck, J. Pattengale. Helping sophomores succeed: Understanding and improving the second-year experience. Jossey Bass.
  • Schaller, M. (2010). College sophomores: The journey into self. In J. Gardner, M.S. Hunter, B. Tobolowsky, M. Schaller, S. Evenbeck, J. Pattengale. Helping sophomores succeed: Understanding and improving the second-year experience. Jossey-Bass.
  • Hunley, S. & Schaller, M. (2009). Assessment: The key to creating spaces that promote learning. EDUCAUSE Review, 44(2), 26-35.
  • Webb, K., Schaller, M., Hunley, S., & Coe, E. (2008). Measuring library space use and preferences: Charting a path toward increased engagement. Portal: Libraries and the Academy.
  • Molly A. Schaller and Rachel Wagner (2007) "Indecision and an Avalanche of Expectations: Challenges Facing Sophomore Resident Assistants", Vol. 44: No. 1, Article 4. http://publications.naspa.org/naspajournal/vol44/iss1/art4
  • Schaller, M. (2007). Sophomore student development. In B. Tobolowsky (Ed.), Monograph on the Sophomore Year Experience. Center for Students in Transition and the First Year Experience.
  • Hunley, S. & Schaller, M. (2006). Assessing learning spaces. In D. Oblinger, (Ed.), Learning Spaces (pp. 13.1 – 13.10). EDUCAUSE.
  • Schaller, M. & Boyle, K. (December, 2006). Searching for “fit”: Student Affairs professionals in Catholic higher education. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 10 (2), 163-180.
  • Schaller, M. (2005). Supporting sophomores in making the transition to an internally directed life. E-Source for College Transitions, 3 (3). National Resource Center for Students in Transition and the Sophomore Year Experience.
  • Schaller, M. (2005). Wandering and wondering: Traversing the uneven terrain of the second year of college. About Campus, 10 (4), 17-24.
  • Schaller, M. (2005). Sophomore slump. Dayton Educator, Spring, 12-15.
  • Twale, D., Ridenour, C., & Schaller, M. (2005). Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Intellectual risk taking and transition in a first-year doctoral cohort. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 13 (1), 24-38.
  • Schaller, M. (2004). Student academic services. Book Review. Journal of School Public Relations, 25, 103-106.
  • Schaller, M. (2003). Research on student affairs in Catholic colleges and universities in T. Hunt & R. Nuzzi, Eds., A Handbook on Catholic Higher Education, Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Twale, D., and Schaller, M. (2003). Mandatory computer purchases and student preparedness: Implications for new student orientation. Journal of College Orientation and Transition, 10, 60 – 69.
  • Twale, D., Schaller, M., Hunley, S., and Polanski, P. (2002). Creating collaborative community in multidisciplinary settings. Innovative Higher Education, 27 (2).
  • Twale, D. and Schaller, M. (2002). Entering the magic circle: Building bridges through a religious mission that guides professionalization, NASPA Journal, 4, 319-332.