Rene Couture, Ph.D.
College Student Personnel
1310 N El Paso Ave
Russellville, AR 72801
Dr. Rene Couture has more than a decade of experience in student services and teaching
experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught at the University
of Northern Colorado's graduate program in Student Affairs & Higher Education Leadership
and at Colorado State University's Student Affairs in Higher Education program. He
has experiences in the areas of academic advising, admissions, study abroad, retention,
living/learning communities, academic probation and dismissal, and transfer admissions.
He has worked at a community college, as well as public and private four-year institutions
of various sizes. Dr. Couture holds a B.A. in Psychology from St. Michael's College
in Vermont, an M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana State University,
and a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University
of Northern Colorado. His research interests include first-generation students, rural
students, transfer student issues, and state-wide transfer articulation agreements.
- Ph.D. Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado,
Greeley, CO, 2010
- M.S. Student Affairs Administration, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, 2003
- B.A. Psychology, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT, 1997
- Assistant Professor, Arkansas Tech University, 2012-Present
- Adjunct Professor, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 2011-2012
- Academic Advisor, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2006-2012
- Academic Advisor, Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO, 2005-2006
- Career Counselor, Crossroads Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, Indianapolis, IN,
- College Student Educators International (ACPA)
- Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
- National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)
- Southern Association for College Student Affairs
- Couture, R. (2012). The Skipped Generation: Why some individuals do not attend college
even if their parents did. Manuscript submitted for publication.
- Couture, R. (2012). When guaranteed transfer becomes guaranteed torture. In T. Grites
(Ed.) Advising transfer students: Strategies for today's realities and tomorrow's challenges, (2nd ed., pp. 119-123). Manhattan, KS: NACADA publications.
- Couture, R. (2010). The First-Again Generation: A qualitative study of first-generation
college student siblings whose grandparents attended college (Doctoral dissertation).
University of Northern Colorado.
- Should I Change my Major? Getting to Year 2 Conference, Colorado State University (2012, February). With P.
- First-Generation College Student Subgroups. National Academic Advising Association National Conference, Denver, CO (2011, October).
- Should I Change my Major? Getting to Year 2 Conference, Colorado State University (2011, February). With P.
Jacobson & M. Smith Nichols.
Invited annual speaker for Transfer Process Panel, Colorado State University.
- The First-Again Generation: First-generation students whose grandparents went to college. American College Personnel Association National Convention, Boston. (2010, March).