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Associate Professor and Advisor of Postsecondary Analysis and Leadership
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Dr. Selznick studies how colleges and universities can develop student innovators and the conditions that support such development. He also engages scholarship on leadership in complex learning organizations, college student experiences, and the uses of contemporary methodologies.

Dr. Selznick currently serves on the editorial review board for Innovative Higher Education and contributes service to the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), American Educational Research Associaiton (AERA), and International Leadership Association (ILA). He is also the chair of the 2023 Leading Change Conference, set to take place at JMU in February 2023.

  • Ph.D., Higher and Postsecondary Education, New York University
  • M.A., Higher Education and Student Affairs, New York University
  • B.A., Religion, Dartmouth College
Research Interests
  • Higher education leadership
  • Innovation
  • Applied learning
  • College student experiences
  • Mixed-methods research
Recent Publications

Selznick, B. S., Mayhew, M. J., Winkler, C. E., & McChesney, E. T. (2022). Developing innovators: A longitudinal analysis over four college years. Frontiers in Education.

Selznick, B. S., Mayhew, M. J., Dahl, L. S., & Rockenbach, A. N. (2021). Developing appreciative attitudes toward Jews: A multi-campus investigation. Journal of Higher Education, 93(2), 297-325

Selznick, B. S., Dahl, L. S., Youngerman, E., & Mayhew, M. J. (2021). Equitably linking integrative learning and students’ innovation capacities. Innovative Higher Education, 47(1), 1-21

Selznick, B. S., Mayhew, M. J., Zhang, L., McChesney, E. (2021). Creating an organizational culture in support of innovation education: A Canadian Case Study. Journal of College Student Development, 62(2), 219-235. DOI: 10.1353/csd.2021.0018

Selznick, B. S., & Titareva, T. N.* (2022). Postsecondary administrative leadership and educational AI: A shared ethical approach. In F. A. Menendez et al. (Eds.), Strategy, policy, practice, and governance for AI in higher education (pp. 73-100). IGI Global.

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