Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

Office: 166-1 Education Building
Phone: (757) 683-4118
crglass@odu.edu

Chris R. Glass, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Higher Education and Community College Leadership Graduate Programs

Ph.D. - Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • International Students
  • Academic Work & Workplaces
  • Publicly Engaged Scholarship

Dr. Chris R. Glass is an Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Old Dominion University. His research examines the formation and evolution of the social networks of international students who attend U.S. colleges and universities. He also researches how computer-mediated communication affects academic work and workplaces.

He takes a social psychological approach to researching issues in American higher education, with an interest in how the presence of others affects educational outcomes such as achievement, motivation, and social development. He is a lead researcher on the Global Perspective Inventory (GPI) which examines the relationship between educational experiences and global learning outcomes based survey responses of 70,000 undergraduates, including over 5,000 international students, at 135 American colleges and universities.

He has published articles in the Journal of Educational Psychology, the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, the Journal of Studies in International Education, New Directions For Higher Education, the Journal of General Education, and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

He has presented at international, national, and state level conferences, including the NAFSA Annual Conference (NAFSA), Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Prior to coming to Old Dominion University, he worked at Michigan State University in multiple administrative roles including, the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning (IRTL), the Global Institute for Higher Education, and the National Center For The Study of University Engagement (NCSUE).

Courses

  • American Higher Education in a Global Context
  • International Higher Education Administration
  • Comparative Higher Education Systems
  • Contemporary Issues in Higher Education
  • Sociocultural Contexts of Teaching & Learning
  • Internship in Higher Education Administration
  • Organization & Administration in Higher Education

Selected Publications

2014

Glass, C. R., Wongtrirat, R., & Buus, S. (in press). International student engagement: Strategies for creating inclusive, connected and purposeful campus environments. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Glass, C. R., Gómez, E., & Urzúa, A. (in press) Recreation, intercultural friendship, and international students' adaptation to college by region of origin. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Gómez, E., Urzúa, A., & Glass, C. R. (2014) International student adjustment to college: Social networks, acculturation and leisure. Journal of Park & Recreation Administration, 32(1), 7-25.

Glass, C. R., & Kociolek, E. J. (2014). The great divides: Seven trends that shape the international student experience at U.S. colleges and universities. Today’s College Students: A Reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Glass, C. R., & Westmont-Campbell, C. (2014). Comparative effects of belongingness on the academic success and cross-cultural interactions of domestic and international students. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 38(1), 106-119.

2013

Glass, C. R. (2013). Strengthening and deepening education for personal and social responsibility. New Directions For Higher Education, 164, 83-94.

Glass, C. R., Buus, S., & Braskamp, L. A. (2013). Uneven experiences: What’s missing and what matters for today’s international students. Chicago, IL: Global Perspective Institute, Inc.

2012

Glass, C. R., & Braskamp, L. A. (Oct 26, 2012). Foreign students and tolerance. Inside Higher Ed.

Glass, C. R., & Neill, N. (2012) Educational reform related to personal and social responsibility: The case of Core Commitments. The Journal of General Education, 61(4), 406-432.

Glass, C. R. (2012). Educational experiences associated with international students' learning, development, and positive perceptions of campus climate. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16(3), 226-249.

Doberneck, D. M., Glass, C. R., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2012). Beyond activity, place, and partner: How publicly engaged scholarship varies by intensity of activity and degree of engagement. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 4(2), 18-28.

2011

Roseth, C. J., Saltarelli, A. J., & Glass, C. R. (2011). Effects of face-to-face and computer-mediated constructive controversy on social interdependence, motivation, and achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 103(4), 804-820.

Glass, C. R., Doberneck, D. M., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2011). Unpacking faculty engagement: The types of activities faculty members report as publicly engaged scholarship during promotion and tenure. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 15(1), 7-30.

2010

Doberneck, D. M., Glass, C. R., & Schweitzer, J. H. (2010). From rhetoric to reality: A typology of publicly engaged scholarship. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 14(4), 5-35.

Glass, C. R., & Fitzgerald, H. (2010). Engaged scholarship: Historical roots, contemporary challenges. In H. Fitzgerald, C. Burack, & S. Seifer (Eds.), Handbook of engaged scholarship: The contemporary landscape (p. 9-24). East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Burkhardt, J. C.*, & Glass, C. R.* (2010). Public opinion and public judgment. In R. Couto (Ed.), Political and civic leadership: A reference handbook (p. 560-569). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. *designates co-authorship

Glass, C. R. (2010) Examining the future of service learning: Three recent publications that challenge the current paradigms. Journal of College & Character, 11(4), 1-6.

Recent Presentations

Rachawan Wongtrirat & Chris R. Glass. “Major Factors Impacting Academic Success and Social Adjustment of International Students.” NAFSA: Association of International Educators, San Diego, CA, May 25-30, 2014.

Chris R. Glass, & Kimberly R. Glass. “Going Against The Herd: Social Ecologies of Multicultural Engagement in College.” Research paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2014.

Chris R. Glass, Andrew Furco, & Katherine Beaumont. “Faculty-student interactions and integration of international students: Issues and Innovations.” Association of International Education Administrators, Washington, DC, February 16-19, 2014.

Chris R. Glass. “The significance and effect of general education in U.S. undergraduate education.” China Scholarship Council. Fuzhou, China, January 3, 2014.

Chris R. Glass. “Designing experiences for international students to become global citizens.” China Scholarship Council. Fuzhou, China, January 3, 2014.

Chris R. Glass, Elizabeth Kociolek, & Rachawan Wongtrirat. “The impact of student-faculty interactions on international students’ sense of belongingness.” Research paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, St. Louis, MO, November 14-16, 2013.

Chris R. Glass. "Effects of risk, protective, and promotive factors on international students' informal interactional diversity and academic success: A multi-institutional study." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 27 - May 1, 2013.

Chris R. Glass. "Professing on the screen: The subjective dimensions of professors' experiences learning to teach digitally-mediated courses." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April 27 - May 1, 2013.

Christina Westmont-Campbell, & Chris R. Glass. "U.S. Cultural Diplomacy Across Three Eras: The Fulbright Commissions in The Middle East & North Africa." Research paper presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA, March 10-15, 2013

Rachawan Wongtrirat, Chris R. Glass, & Christina Westmont-Campbell. "Educational Experiences that International Students Identify as Having a Positive Impact Toward Their Learning and Development." Research paper presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA, March 10-15, 2013.

Chris R. Glass, & Edwin Gomez. "International Students' Recreational Participation, Intercultural Social Ties, and Adaptation to College in the United States: A Comparison By Subregion of Origin." Research paper presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA, March 10-15, 2013.

Chris R. Glass. "The Relationship Between Educational Experiences, Learning, and Perception of Campus Climate For International Students." Presentation at the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada, April 13-17, 2012.

Andy Saltarelli, Cary J. Roseth, & Chris R. Glass. "Effects of Belongingness and Synchronicity on Face-to-face and Online Cooperative Learning." Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Austin, TX, March 5-9, 2012.

Larry A. Braskamp, Chris R. Glass, & Christopher Viera. "Designing experiences for international students to become global citizens." Presentation at the Association of International Education Administrators, Washington, D.C., February 19-22, 2012.

Chris R. Glass. "Situated dimensions of research university professors learning to teach online courses in their fields of study." Roundtable presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC, November 16-19, 2011.

Press

The International-Friendly Campus (May 30, 2014) in InsideHigherEd

Strangers in a Strange Land (March 4, 2013) in InsideHigherEd