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Kristen Renn

  Department of Educational Administration
 Ph.D., Boston College
 425 Erickson
Kristen Renn is a professor of higher, adult, and lifelong education and associate dean of undergraduate studies/director for student success initiatives. Her research centers on college student learning, development, and success in higher education, with current projects focusing on low-income, first-generation students and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender college students. Other interests include college student identity development, student affairs administration, and women’s higher education in international contexts. She is co-PI of the National Study of LGBTQ Student Success ( and leads Michigan State University’s Neighborhoods student success initiative (

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