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Ethan A. Kolek

Courses Taught

  • EDL 512: Assessment in Higher Education
  • EDL 698: Master's Colloquium
  • EDL 700: Educational Research Design
  • EDL 801: Quantitative Analysis in Educational Leadership

Research Interests

  • Research methods in higher education
  • Knowledge production
  • The college student experience
  • Civic engagement


  • Saunders, D. B., Kolek, E.A. & Ostiguy, B. (in press). Neoliberal ideology and college students: Developing a customer orientation while in college. Critical Education.
  • Saunders, D.B., Kolek, E. A., Williams, E.A., & Wells, R. W. (2016). Who is shaping the field? Doctoral education, knowledge creation, and postsecondary education research in the United States. Higher Education Research and Development. Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1139552
  • Wells, R. W., Kolek, E. A., Williams, E.A., & Saunders, D.B. (2015). “How we know what we know": A systematic comparison of research methods employed in higher education journals, 1996-2000 v. 2006-2010. The Journal of Higher Education, 82(2), 171-198.

Additional Documents

​​   Ethan Kolek Vitae

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