David DiRamio, Ph.D.


David DiRamio is an associate professor of higher education administration at Auburn University. His latest book, “Veterans in Higher Education,” uses well-known theories and models of college student development and applies them to the contemporary phenomenon of the student veteran. David’s other publications include a frequently cited co-authored article, “From Combat to Campus,” about issues facing this generation of combat veterans who are attending college and a co-edited book, “Creating a Veteran-Friendly Campus,” detailing best practices and how campus leaders can help student-veterans succeed. At Auburn University, DiRamio is founder and faculty lead for the school’s Veterans Learning Community, an initiative for students with military experience to take classes with other student-veterans, as well as serving as faculty advisor to the student veterans organization on campus, a Student Veterans of America chapter. He received both B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. David is a U.S. Navy veteran.
Research and Reports:

*New*DiRamio, D., & Jarvis, K. (2011). Veterans in higher education: When Johnny and Jane come marching to campus. ASHE Higher Education Report, 37(3). San Francisco, CA: Wiley/Jossey-Bass. click here for excerpt (47 KB)

Ackerman, R., & DiRamio, D. (Eds.). (2009). Creating a veteran-friendly campus: Strategies for transition and success. New Directions for Student Services, 126. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. click here for excerpt (34 KB)

DiRamio, D., & Spires, M. (2009). Partnering to assist disabled veterans in transition. In R.L. Ackerman, & D. DiRamio (Eds.), Creating a veteran-friendly campus: Strategies for transition and success (New Directions for Student Services, Vol. 126) (pp. 81-88). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. click here for PDF version (58 KB)

Ackerman, R.L., DiRamio, D., & Mitchell, R.L. (2009). Transitions: Combat veterans as college students. In R.L. Ackerman, & D. DiRamio (Eds.), Creating a veteran-friendly campus: Strategies for transition and success (New Directions for Student Services, Vol. 126) (pp. 5-14). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. click here for PDF version (65 KB)

DiRamio, D., Theroux, R., & Guarino, A.J. (2009). Faculty hiring at top-ranked higher education administration programs: An examination using social network analysis Innovative Higher Education, 34(3). click here for PDF version (309 KB)

DiRamio, D., Ackerman, R., & Mitchell, R.L. (2008). From combat to campus: Voices of student-veterans. NASPA Journal, 45(1), 73-102. click here for PDF version (577 KB)

DiRamio, D., & Payne, R. (2007). Assessing the relationship between campus programs, student self-efficacy, stress, and substance abuse. College Student Journal, 41(3), 676-695. click here for PDF version (981 KB)

DiRamio, D., & Wolverton, M. (2006). Integrating learning communities and distance education: Possibility or pipedream? Innovative Higher Education, 31(2), 99-113. click here for PDF version (353 KB)

Ackerman, R.L., DiRamio, D., & Wilson, J. (2005). Knowledge and involvement of student affairs officers in financial decision-making: A challenge for the profession. The College Student Affairs Journal, 25(1), 64-75. click here for PDF version (253 KB)

DiRamio, D., & Kops, G.C. (2004). Distance education and digital intellectual property issues. Planning for Higher Education, 32(3), 37-46. click here for PDF version (1.8MB)


Invited Publications & Presentations:

DiRamio, D. (2007). Review of the book Faculty development for student achievement: The QUE project. The Review of Higher Education, 30(4), 475-476. click here for Book Review (88 KB)

Workshop: Student Engagement and Building Learning Community in Distance Education. Department of Distance Learning and Outreach Technology, Auburn University. September 12, 2006. click here for Slides (1.24 MB)

Student Life Staff Retreat. Office of the Dean of Students, Auburn University. May 8, 2006 in Columbiana, AL. click here for Slides (1.3 MB)

Kelly, R. (Ed.). (2005). Assessment: Measuring online community (Interview with David DiRamio). Online Classroom (newsletter) p. 2-3. click here for PDF version (191 KB)


Conference Presentations:

DiRamio, D., & Stamp, A. (2009). Too engaged? A study of student involvement and academic success. American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention. National Harbor, MD, March 28 - April 1, 2009. click here for Slides (206K PDF)

DiRamio, D., & Hallford, J. (2009). Future shock: Welcome to the new world of study abroad (poster). American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Annual Convention. National Harbor, MD, March 28 - April 1, 2009. click here for Slides (265K PDF)

DiRamio, D., & Shaw, D. (2009). Good ole’ alma mater: Perceptions of student involvement from a survey of alumni. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 7-11, 2009. click here for Slides (390K PDF)

Rumann, C. B., Hamrick, F. A., & DiRamio, D. (2009). Supporting transitioning student veterans and servicemembers. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 7-11, 2009. click here for Slides (1.15M PDF)

DiRamio, D., & Spires, M. (2008). Partnering to assist disabled veterans in transition: ACE and NASPA. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA, March 8-12, 2008. click here for Slides (197K PDF)

DiRamio, D., & Biddix, J. P. (2008). Pathways to the SSAO position: An examination using social network analysis. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Boston, MA, March 8-12, 2008. click here for Slides (373K PDF)

DiRamio, D., Ackerman, R., & Mitchell, R. (2007). From Combat to Campus: An Invisible and Emerging Student Population. ACPA/NASPA Joint Conference, Orlando, FL April 1-4, 2007. click here for Slides (1,578K PDF)

Payne, R. & DiRamio, D. (2007). Stressed-out Millennials: Interviews with High Involvement Students. ACPA/NASPA Joint Conference, Orlando, FL April 1-4, 2007. click here for Slides (775K PDF)

DiRamio, D. & Payne, R. (2006). Assessing the relationship between campus programs, student self-efficacy, and substance abuse. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC, March 12-15, 2006. click here for Slides (305K PDF)

DiRamio, D. (2006). Virtual learning community: A student exit survey and qualitative framework. (Presentation of unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas). National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC, March 12-15, 2006. click here for Slides (601K PDF)

DiRamio, D. (2005). Hiring at top-ranked programs in higher education leadership: A graphical view using network analysis (poster). 30th Annual Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 11-15, 2005.click here for PDF version (293 KB)

DiRamio, D. (2005). Remediation cost in higher education: An exploratory study using the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) (poster). 30th Annual Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 11-15, 2005. click here for PDF version (142 KB)

DiRamio, D. (2005). Measuring virtual community: Using principles from the learning communities movement to evaluate online courses (Doctoral Dissertation). 86th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 2005. click here for Paper (393K PDF) | click here for Slides (392K PDF)

DiRamio, D., & Wolverton, M. (2004). Assessing online education: Applying principles from the learning communities movement to Internet learning. AAHE Assessment Conference, Denver, CO, June 13-15, 2004. click here for updated Paper (761K PDF) | click here for Slides (403K PDF)

McCool, B.M., & DiRamio, D. (2003). A new challenge in online distance education: "E-advising" and digital student affairs (poster). 28th Annual ASHE Conference, Portland, OR, November 12-16, 2003. click here for PDF version

DiRamio, D., & Jordan, T.S. (2003). Community at a distance: A new framework for studying online education. 8th Annual Conference on Learning Communities and Collaboration, Indianapolis, IN, November 5-7, 2003.

DiRamio, D., & Kops, G. (2003). Shaky ground: The absence of "terra firma" in distance education policy and law. 84th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL, April 23, 2003.

 


Other Information:

David DiRamio's Vita (189K PDF)

David DiRamio's e-mail: diramio@auburn.edu


David DiRamio, EFLT Department, Auburn University, AL 36849-5221
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