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Michele M. Welkener, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Higher Education and Student Affairs program

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Counselor Education and Human Services


Email: Michele Welkener, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3620
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 629N
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership/Special Committee/Higher Education, Miami University
  • M.A. in Art, Miami University
  • B.F.A. in Art, Miami University

Research Interests

  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • College student development
  • Faculty development
  • Creativity

Selected Publications

Welkener, M. M. & Baxter Magolda, M. B. (2014). Better understanding students’ self authorship via self-portraits. Journal of College Student Development, 55(6), 580-585.

Welkener, M. M. (2013). Understanding the complexities of cognition and creativity to reform higher education practice. International Journal of Educational Reform, 22(3), 221-234.

Welkener, M. M., Flaum Hall, M., & Grilliot, M. I. (2013). Understanding early faculty experience: On becoming teachers, scholars, and community members. Learning Communities Journal, 4, 85-101.

Welkener, M. M. & Bowsher, A. (2012). Soul-building: Students’ perspectives on meaning, purpose, and the college experience. Journal of College and Character, 13(3/5), 1-11. doi: 10.1515/jcc-2012-1881

Welkener, M. M. (2011). Creative learning for challenging times: The promise and peril of risk. In P. M. Magolda & M. B. Baxter Magolda (Eds.), Contested issues in Student Affairs: Diverse perspectives and respectful dialogue (pp. 103-114). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Welkener, M. M. (2010). One process, two contexts: Collaborating to design professional development for graduate student educators. Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development, 13, 153-166.

Welkener, M. M. (2010). Student moral development. In C. J. Russo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of law andhigher education (pp. 434- 436). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Welkener, M., Kalish, A., & Bandeen, H. (Eds.). (2010). Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom. 3rd ed. Boston: Pearson. (Association for the Study of Higher Education Reader series).

Welkener, M. M. (2008). [Review of the book The skillful teacher: On technique, trust, and responsiveness in the classroom (2nd ed.)]. Journal of Higher Education, 79 (5), 610-612.

Welkener, M. M. (2004). Helping students develop vision and voice: The role creativity plays. About Campus, 8 (6), 12-17.

Welkener, M. M. (2003). [Review of the book Using simulations to promote learning in higher education: An introduction]. Journal of College Student Development, 44 (3), 443-445.

Langley, D., O’Connor, T., & Welkener, M. (2003). A transformative model for designing professional development activities. To Improve the Academy, 22, 145-154.

Welkener, M. M. (1999). Creativity and emancipatory education: Releasing student and teacher identity. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 10 (1), 35-45.

Welkener, M. M. (1998). Creativity and learning: Partners in pedagogy. Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry, 12 (3), 30-36.