Becki Elkins

Assistant Professor
Student Affairs Administration

Specialty area(s)

Student Affairs Administration; assessment of student learning; social class identity;

Current courses at UWL

SAA 705 History of Higher Education; SAA 730 Legal Issues in Higher Education

Teaching history

I've taught for a number of years as an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program at The University of Iowa. I've also taught at New England College and Kirkwood Community College (regional education center). Courses I've taught include Student Affairs Administration; Cognitive and Moral Development; and Contemporary Issues in Higher Education.

Professional history

I've worked in student affairs/higher education administration for well over 20 years. My work has been located at several public research institutions and a private, residential liberal arts college. I began my career in residence life at Iowa State University and Texas A&M University. My professional experiences include overseeing the Gender Issues Education Services (GIES) office at Texas A&M. GIES served the role of a women's center and an LGBT resource center. After earning my doctorate, I served as the director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Cornell College. Eventually, I also became the Registrar at Cornell. During this time, I served as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Iowa. I love student affairs administration and am excited to make the move to a faculty position to be involved in the development of new professionals!


Ph.D. in Student Affairs Administration and Research - The University of Iowa
M.S. in Professional Studies in Education (Higher Education) - Iowa State University
B.S. in Journalism (Public Relations) - The University of Kansas