Sheena Kauppila - Coastal Carolina University
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Sheena Kauppila

Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration

Jonathan Doe
Contact Sheena Kauppila
skauppila@coastal.edu

Prince Building

Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM. and by appointment.

Biography

Sheena Kauppila, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration in the Spadoni College of Education. Dr. Kauppila received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah. She also holds a M.Ed. in Counseling, Student Affairs from Northern Arizona University and a B.M. in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Kauppila previously worked at Michigan Tech University as the Assistant Director of Orientation Programs, and Southern Utah University as the Coordinator of Student Engagement & Orientation.

Dr. Kauppila's research interests are focused on the success and outcomes of community college students, student-faculty engagement, and faculty development. She utilizes mixed methods and is focused on bridgin research and practice. Dr. Kauppila has worked on several national grants including Credit When It's Due and Degrees When Due that examine the implementation and impact of reverse credit transfer and adult reengagement policies in several states. She has developed multiple quantitative research projects using institutional, IPEDS, UI, BPS, CPS, and other state-level longitudinal and national datasets to study the impact of programs on students’ academic and workforce outcomes

Interesting Facts

She remodeled an old RV and traveled the US for 10 months while writing her dissertation. She continues her exploration of state and national parks and public lands. She has also taught tuba lessons as adjunct faculty.

Presentations

Kauppila, S.A. (2020, November). Deciding to Engage with Faculty: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting. Online.

Taylor, J.L., Kauppila, S.A., Rubin, P.G., Stovall, K., & Kevern, T. (2020, November). Identifying and Reengaging Students with Some College, No Degree: Initial Results and Projections from a National Initiative. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting. Online.

Kauppila, S.A. (2020, April). Competency and Caring: Community College Student Perceptions of Faculty. Council for the Study of Community Colleges annual meeting. Tempe, AZ.

Rubin, P.G., Taylor, J.L., & Kauppila, S.A. (2020, March). Reclaiming degrees for adult learners at Frontier College: Institutional policymaking in an education desert. American Educational Research Association annual meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Giani, M., Taylor, J.L., & Kauppila, S.A. (2020, March). Examining the educational and employment outcomes of reverse credit transfer in Texas. American Educational Research Association annual meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Taylor, J.L. & Kauppila, S.A. (2020, March). A matter of timing? Differential effects on employment outcomes for pre- and post-transfer associate’s degrees. American Educational Research Association annual meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Taylor, J.L., Rubin, P.G. & Kauppila, S.A. (2019, November). Unpacking implementation capacity and contexts for degree reclamation strategies. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting. Portland, OR.

Kauppila, S.A. (2019, April). Indiana Jones, Senor Chang, or the Professor in the Ivory Tower. Council for the Study of Community Colleges annual meeting. San Diego, CA.

Kauppila, S.A. (2017, November) Examining retention, promotion, and tenure policies for commitment to diversity. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting. Houston, TX.

Taylor, J. L., & Kauppila, S.A. (2016, November). Examining the influence of student and institutional factors on transfer student baccalaureate degree attainment. Association for the Study of Higher Education annual meeting. Columbus, OH.

Public Scholarship

Taylor, J. L. & Kauppila, S. A. (2017, November). CWID DATA NOTE: Reverse Credit Transfer and the Associate’s Degree Advantage. Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Taylor, J. L., Kauppila, S. A., Cortez-Lopez, E., Soler, M. C., Bishop, C., Meza, E., McCambly, H., & Bragg, D. D. (2017, May). The implementation and outcomes of Credit When It’s Due (CWID) in 15 states. Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Kauppila, S. A., & Taylor, J. L. (2017, April). CWID DATA NOTE: Degree types awarded via reverse credit transfer. Seattle, WA: Community College Research Initiatives, University of Washington.

Kauppila, S. A., & Taylor, J. L. (2016, March). CWID DATA NOTE: The influence of reverse transfer eligibility requirements. Champaign, IL: Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Website

sheenakauppila.com