Kristen A. Renn, PhD, is Professor of Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education and serves as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for Student Success Research. From 2013 to 2016, she served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies/Director of Student Success Initiatives and led the Michigan State University Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative. Dr. Renn’s research focuses on the learning, development, and success of minoritized students in higher education. She is author or co-author of nine books about higher education, including Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice and College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes. She is Michigan State University’s co-liaison (with Dr. Luke Schultheis) to the University Innovation Alliance and co-Principal Investigator on several grants related to increasing success for low-income and underrepresented students. Her website is

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