D. Eric Archer

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D. 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.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014
  • 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 assistant 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 holds an M.Ed. in measurement, evaluation, statistics and assessment from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.S. in human development and family studies from the University of Alabama. 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 intercollegiate athletics and college student athlete development, issues of diversity and inclusion in postsecondary education, and globalization of higher education and the experiences of international students and their faculty. His work has been published in The Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, Sports and Athletics in Higher Education (ASHE Reader), and Disability as Diversity in Higher Education: Policies and Practices to Enhance Student Success.