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Larry is a Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society and Coordinator of the College Student Services Administration program and the undergraduate Social Justice Minor at Oregon State University.  Previously he served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs from 1995-2014. He has degrees from Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Maryland. He has held numerous positions in student affairs, including Director of Housing; Associate Dean of Students; Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs; and Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Larry currently serves as a Commissioner with the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission and as Chair of the NASPA Faculty Fellows.  He served a 4-year term as Editor of the ­NASPA Journal, and 6 years as a Commissioner with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

 

Publications:

 

Books

 

Roper, L., Editor (2011). Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Xing, J., Li, J., Roper, L.D., and Shaw, S., Editors (2007). Teaching for Change: The Difference, Power, and Discrimination Model. Lexington Books.

 

Book Chapters

 

Roper, L.D. (2013). Living and Leading With Less Than Enough, in Chavez, A.F. and Sanlo, R.  Identity and Leadership: Informing Our Lives, Informing Our Practice. Washington, D.C., NASPA.

Roper, L.D. (2011). The Search for Authentic Leadership.   In Dungy, G.J. and Ellis, S.E. Exceptional Senior Student Affairs Administrators' Leadership: Strategies and Competencies for Success. Washington, D.C., NASPA.

Roper, L.D. and Matheis, C. (2010). Conflict Resolution. In Schuh, J. and Harper, S., (Eds.), Student Affairs: A Handbook for the profession, Fifth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Roper, L.D. (2007) Creating, sustaining, and transforming difference, power, and discrimination programs. In Xing, J., Li, J., Roper, L.D., and Shaw, S., Editors. Teaching for Change: The Difference, Power, and Discrimination Model. Lexington Books

Jasman, L.L and Roper, L.D. (2006) “Managing Communicable Diseases.” In Harper, K., Paterson, B., and Zdziarski, G. and Associates, Responding from the heart: A personal approach to crisis management. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Washington, DC.

Roper, L.D. (2005). “The role of senior student affairs officers in supporting LGBT students.” In R. Sanlo, et al. New Directions in Student Services: LGBT Issues in Student Affairs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Roper, L.D. (2003). “Teaching.”  In S.R. Komives & D.B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.), Student Affairs: A Handbook for the profession, Fourth Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Roper, L.D. (2002).  “Relationships:  The critical ties that bind professionals.”  In J. Dalton and Associates. The art and practical wisdom of student affairs leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Roper, L.D. and Longerbeam, S. (2002).  “Modeling Community Through Campus Leadership.”  In W.M. McDonald and Associates.  Creating campus community: In search of Ernest Boyer’s legacy.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Reisser, L., Roper, L.D. (1999). “Using resources to achieve institutional missions and goals.” In G.S. Blimling, E.J. Whitt and Associates. Good practice in student affairs: Principles to foster student learning.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Roper, L.D. (1996). “Teaching and Training.”  In S.R. Komives & D.B. Woodard, Jr. (Eds.), Student Affairs: A Handbook for the profession, Third Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Roper, L.D. (1993).  "Getting along with non-blacks on the campus."  In C. Cook, W. Ekeler, R. Higgins & K. Prichard (Eds.), The Black Student's Guide to College Success.  Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing.

 

Refereed Journals

 

Roper, L. D. (2015). Responding to Community Insult and Injury. Journal of College and Character, 16(3), 186-189.

Roper, L. D. (in press). Student Affairs Assessment: Observations of the Journey, Hope for the Future.  Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry.

Roper, L. D. (2015). Sexual Violence and the Call to Consciousness. Journal of College and Character, 16(1).

Roper, L. D. (2014). Naming Our Ignorance in Service to Our Diversity Commitment. Journal of College and Character, 15(3), 205-207.

Roper, L. D. (2014). Respecting and Supporting Students’ Affective Learning. Journal of College and Character, 15(1), 51-54.

Roper, L. D. (2013). Who Owns Community? Journal of College and Character, 14(3), 277–280.

Roper, L. D. (2013). Rising to the Challenge of the Global Campus. Journal of College and Character, 14(2), 193-196.

Roper, L. D. (2013). Breaking the Silence Surrounding Mental Health on Campus.Journal of College and Character, 14(1), 75–78.

Roper, L. D. (2012). Modeling Community to Heal an Injured World. Journal of College and Character, 13(3), 1-3.

Roper, L. D. (2012). Strengthening the connection between community service and diversity. Journal of College and Character, 13(1), 1-3.

Roper, L. D. (2011). Ignite leadership influence change—Unleashing the power of student affairs. Journal of College and Character, 12(4), 1-3.

Porterfield, K. T. , Roper, L. D. , Whitt, E. J. (2011). Redefining our mission: What does higher education need from student affairs?. Journal of College and Character, 12(4), 1-7.

Roper, L. D. (2011). Making Our Voices Audible in the Conversation on Campus Safety. Journal of College & Character. Volume XII, No. 2, May 2011.

Roper, L. D. (2010). Helping Students Navigate an Unexplored World. Journal of College & Character.  Volume XII, No. 1, February 2011.

Roper, L. D. (2010) and McAloney, K. Is the Design for Our Cultural Programs Ethical?  Journal of College & Character. Volume XI, No. 4, November 2010.

Roper, L. D. (2010). A Call to Humanize Relationships and Mediate Power Dynamics.  Journal of College & Character. Volume XI, No. 3, September 2010.

Roper, L. D. (2010). Ethics of Mandatory Student Health Insurance.  Journal of College & Character. Volume XI, No. 2, May 2010.

Roper, L. D. (2010). An Uncomfortable Intersection.  Journal of College & Character. Volume XI, No. 1, February 2010

Roper, L. D. (2010). Leading and Managing from the Middle.  Journal of College & Character. Volume X, No. 7, November 2009.

Roper, L. D. (2010). The Ethics of Entering and Leaving Organizations.  Journal of College & Character. Volume X, No. 6, September 2009.

Roper, L. D. (2007). Controversy and Community: The Effect and Affect of Student Values Expression. Journal of College & Character. Volume VIII, NO. 3, April 200

Roper, L.D. (2002). A Conversation on Student Affairs Scholarship. NASPA Journal. Volume 39, No. 2.  103-106.

Roper, L.D. (2001).  “Can we unite the scholarship of student affairs?”  Journal of College Student Development, 42 (4), 397-399

McEwen, M.K., Roper, L.D.  (1994) "Incorporating multiculturalism into student affairs preparation programs: Suggestions from the literature."  Journal of College Student Development,35 (1), 46-53.

McEwen, M.K., Roper, L.D.  (1994) "Interracial experiences, knowledge, and skills of master's degree students in graduate programs in student affairs."  Journal of College Student Development, 35 (2), 81-87.

McEwen, M.K., Roper L.D., Bryant, D.R. and Langa, M.J.  (1990) "Incorporating the development of African-American students into the psycho-social theories of student development."  Journal of College Student Development, 31 (5), 429-436.

Roper, L.D. and Sedlacek, W.E. (1988).  "Student affairs professionals in academic roles: A course on racism."  NASPA Journal. Special Edition, 26 (1), 27-32.

Roper, L.D. and McKenzie, A. (1988).  "Academic advising: A developmental model for the black student-athlete." NASPA Journal. 26, (2), 91-98.       

 

Monographs

 

Roper, L.D. (1998) “Creating campus climates to support diversity.” In Hopwood, Bakke and Beyond: Diversity on our nation’s campuses.  American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.  Washington, DC.

 

Book Reviews

 

Roper, L.D. (1998).  [Review of the book Total Quality Management: Applying Its Principles to Student Affairs]. NASPA Journal, 35  (4), 342-345

Roper, L.D. (1996).  [Review of the book Debunking the myth: Stories of African American university students].  Journal of College Student Development, 37 (3), 361-362.

 

Other

 

Roper, L.D. (in press). Foreword. In K. Yousey-Elsener, E. Bentrim, and G. Henning (Eds). Coordinating student affairs division assessment. Stylus

Brubaker-Cole, S. and Roper, L.D. (2013). Supporting and Sustaining Cross-Divisional Civic Collaborations. Diversity & Democracy, 16(4), 11-13.

Roper, L.D. (2013). Foreword.  In T. Davis and L.M. Harrison. Advancing social justice: Tools, pedagogies, and strategies to transform your campus. San Francisco, Jossey-Bass

Roper, L. D. (2004).  Do Students support diversity programs?  Change Magazine. May/June 34-39.

Roper, L. D. (2004). Helping move from controversy and confrontation to collaboration. Change Magazine. May-June (pp. 34-39).

Roper, L.D. (2000). “The campus compact at Oregon State University.” In B. McDonald Collaboration and Community: Boyer’s Guiding Principles for Co-curricular Education. Invited paper published by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Washington, D.C.

Contributor and Study Group Member, E.J. Whitt & G.S. Blimling, et al. (1998).  Principles of good practice in student affairs work.  Joint publication of the American College Personnel Association and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. (1998)

 

Garth, R., Kovach, R., Maki, M., Roper, L.D., Sheeran, J., Tresch, J., and Yoder, V. (1992). "Is this good for our students."  Collaborative Writing Project, 1991 Council of Independent Colleges Dean's Institute.  Special Report of the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Biography

Larry is a Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society and Coordinator of the College Student Services Administration program and the undergraduate Social Justice Minor at Oregon State University.  Previously he served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs from 1995-2014. He has degrees from Heidelberg University, Bowling Green State University, and the University of Maryland. He has held numerous positions in student affairs, including Director of Housing; Associate Dean of Students; Coordinator of Multicultural Affairs; and Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.

Larry currently serves as a Commissioner with the State of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission and as Chair of the NASPA Faculty Fellows.  He served a 4-year term as Editor of the ­NASPA Journal, and 6 years as a Commissioner with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

 

Larry has more than 50 publications in the form of book chapters, journal articles, magazine articles, book reviews and monographs.  He is co-editor of the book, Teaching For Change: The Difference, Power and Discrimination Model (2007) and Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals: Charting a Path to Success (2011).  He has also served on more than 65 thesis or dissertation committees, having chaired more than 25.

 

 

 

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
School of Language, Culture and Society
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

Leadership, Community Development, Diversity, Identity, and Social Justice