Dr. Eric Archer

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Dr. Eric Archer
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Faculty Affiliate, Global and International Studies Program
(269) 387-3888
3571 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5283
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Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5283 USA
  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Oklahoma State University, 2010
  • M.S., Human Development and Family Science, Oklahoma State University, 2006
  • B.S., Human Development and Family Studies, University of Alabama, 2002

D. Eric Archer is an associate professor of higher education leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research, and Technology at Western Michigan University. He earned his Ph.D. in education leadership and policy studies, as well as his M.S. in marriage and family therapy, from Oklahoma State University. In addition, Dr. Archer earned a B.S. in human development and family studies from the University of Alabama and is a Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS). Prior to joining WMU, Dr. Archer was a faculty member at Northern Illinois University and Valdosta State University. He has received a number of awards regarding his research and professional service including the New Professional Award from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International Apartments Committee, the Nevitt Sanford Writing Award from College Student Educators-International (ACPA), and WMU’s College of Education and Human Development Multicultural Advocate for Global Engagement Award.

His research interests include issues of diversity and inclusion in postsecondary education with an emphasis on international education and the internationalization of higher education both in the U.S. and abroad. His work has been published in a variety of outlets including the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, the Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Sports and Athletics in Higher Education (ASHE Reader), Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success, and in the 10th Anniversary edition of Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice Through the Lens of Inclusive Excellence.