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Professor of Higher Education



Anne M. Hornak (she, her, hers) is a professor of higher education. Her research focuses on rural students college going and college knowledge, student affairs in community colleges, and issues of access and equity in higher education. She teaches classes on gender in higher education, helping skills, social justice, and qualitative research. She also has a passion for international education; she has developed study abroad experiences in South Africa and Asia and an international alternative break experience in Costa Rica.

More about Anne Hornak

Ampaw, F., Hornak, A. M., Hamstra, C., & Nelson, T. (In Press 2023). Developing culturally responsive learning environments in STEM education. In C. Rush & J. Lynch (Eds.). Developing culturally responsive learning environments in postsecondary education, Information Age Publishing.

Hornak, A. M., Sloan, K., Grieves, K., & Howe, J. (2023). The lived experiences of women senior student affairs administrators. Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education, 1-19.

Williams, S., Johnson, M., Ampaw, F., Benjamin, L S., Cole, Q., Kolek, E., Hornak, A., & Wehrman, E. (8 August 2022). Measuring social perspective taking via two different pretest approaches: Does it matter? [Manuscript accepted for publication]. The Journal of College and Character. 23:3, 227-237, DOI: 10.1080/2194587X.2022.208768


Bachelor of Science, 1994, University of Detroit

Masters in Professional Counseling, 1996, Central Michigan University

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, 2003, Michigan State University

Rural students college going and college knowledge, student affairs in community colleges, ethical decision making, and issues of equity and access in higher education

American College Personnel Association (ACPA-active member)

The Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE-active member)

American Educational Research Association (AERA-active member)

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES-active member)

Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC-active member)

Courses Taught

HED 274-Gender in Higher Education

HED 557 - Helping Skills

HED 516 - Leadership for Social Justice

EDL 815 - Ethical Leadership

EDL 816 - Social Justice

“"Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.”