Christine E. Austin, Ph.D.
College Student Personnel
Crabaugh Building, Room 128
1310 North El Paso Ave.
Russellville, AR 72801
For the past 20 years, Dr. Christine Austin has worked in a variety of positions and
institutions of higher education across the country. Her experience encompasses both
student and academic affairs. At the University of Denver, Dr. Austin designed a system
to adjudicate student discipline which eventually expanded to become the Office of
Citizenship & Community Standards. This area encompassed student behavior, academic
integrity, conflict resolution, and peer dispute mediation. At the University of Maine
in Orono, Dr. Austin guided students through all aspects of study abroad, from pre-departure
planning to re-entry transitioning. Dr. Austin has also worked with student activities
as an advisor to student governments and programming boards and as a research assistant
in various academic departments at Old Dominion University and the University of Georgia.
Dr. Austin holds the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University
of Denver, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Maine,
and a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature, also from the University of Denver.
Her research interests include academic integrity, honor codes, ethics in higher education,
higher education law &conflict resolution, and qualitative research methods. She has
served on regional boards of directors for both the Colorado branch of ACPA and as
faculty liaison for NASPA IV-West. Currently she sits on the selection committee
for the NASPA Melvene D. Hardy Dissertation of the Year.
- Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, University of Denver, 2007
- M.Ed. Higher Education Administration, University of Maine-Orono, 1999
- B.A. Spanish Language & Literature, University of Denver, 1984
- Assistant Professor, Arkansas Tech University, 2007
- Adjunct Instructor, University of Denver, 2001-2004.
- Director, Office of Citizenship & Community Standards, University of Denver, 1999
- Director, Student Judicial Affairs, University of Denver, 1996 – 1999
- Assistant Director, Student Activities, University of Denver, 1994 – 1996
- Office Manager, Office of Student Programs, University of Denver, 1993 – 1994
- Civilian Contractor, US Fleet Post Office (FPO) - RESHIPLO, United States Navy, El
Ferrol, Galicia, España. 1991
- Program Assistant, Office of International Programs, Old Dominion University, Norfolk,
VA. 1987 – 1989
- Civilian Contractor, USS-Hunley (AS-31), United States Navy, Dunoon, Scotland, United
- Research Assistant,Daniel B Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University
of Georgia, Athens, GA. 1985 – 1986
- Office Manager & Translator, Human Resources, Hilton/Radisson Convention Hotel, Denver,
CO. 1984 – 1985
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- American College Personnel Association
- Southern Association of College Student Affairs
- Center for Academic Integrity
- College Personal Association of Colorado
- Austin, C.E. & Underwood, S.J. (2013). Current state of student affairs graduate preparation programs in the United States. Manuscript in preparation.
- Austin, C. E. (2012). Ethical decision-making case study: Student Media. In McCoy, B., and Vaccaro, A. (Eds.) Decisions matter: Using a decision-making framework
with contemporary student affairs case studies. Washington, DC: National Association
of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA). Manuscript in publication.
- Underwood, S.J., Austin, C.E., & Giroir, C. (2010). Squeezing the virtual turnip: Introducing student affairs professionals to open source
technologies. Student Affairs.com E-Journal. www.studentaffairs.com.
- Giroir, C., Austin, C.E., & Giroir, E. (proposed for 2013). Inspiring inclusion: Integrating student services for the online community. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) National Conference,
Las Vegas, NV.
- Austin, C.E, Underwood, S.J., & Giroir, C. (2011). Engaging students: informing the future: Technology in grad prep. NASPA 2011 National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
- Austin, C.E. (2009) Damage to the culture: Understanding faculty reluctance to report academic dishonesty. Center for Academic Integrity International Conference, Washington University, St.
- Austin, C.E., Underwood, S.J., & Giroir, C. (2010). Connecting with the i-Generation.
Teaching with Technology Conference, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little