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Jörg Vianden

Specialty area(s)

student persistence; men and masculinities in higher education; student affairs - academic affairs collaboration

Brief biography

I am a dual German-American citizen and I have lived in the U.S. for nearly 25 years. All my degrees are from U.S. institutions and before joining the UW-L faculty in 2010, I worked as a student affairs professional for four different large public universities in the U.S.


B.A. in English, Luther College, 1996
M.A. in Higher Education, The University of Iowa, 1999
Ed.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University, 2006

Teaching history

Courses typically taught include:

SAA 765: Assessment in Student Affairs
SAA 705: History of Higher Education
SAA 720: Men and Masculinities in Higher Education
SAA 720: HESA in a German Context (Study Tour to Germany)

Professional history

Before joining the faculty at UWL I worked in progressively responsible residence life and housing positions at Iowa State University, Indiana University, University of Oregon, and University of Arkansas for more than 10 years.

Research and publishing

Vianden, J. (accepted). "In all honesty, you don't learn much": College student perceptions of diversity requirements and instructors. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Vianden, J., & Yakaboski, T. (2017). Critical incidents of student satisfaction at German universities. International Journal of Educational Management, 31(7), 944-957.

Vianden, J. (2017). Dokumentation und Reflexion des Webinars "Showing the Love: Studierendenzufriedenheit und Hochschulbindung im US-amerikanischen und deutschen Hochschulkontext." Wissenschaftliche Begleitung des Bund-Länder Wettbewerbs "Sustieg durch Bildung: offene Hochschulen." 

Vianden, J., & Gregg. E. A. (2017). What's my responsibility? Undergraduate White men in sport management discuss increasing diversity in sport. Sport Management Education Journal, 11, 88-101.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/smej.2015-0023

Dalpra, A., & Vianden, J. (2017). “Two totally different people”: Dissonance of intersecting identities in White college women. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/19407882.2017.1285791

Vianden, J. (2016). Ties that bind: Academic advisors as agents of student relationship management. NACADA Journal, 36(1), 19-29. 

Vianden, J., & Barlow, P. J. (2015). Strengthen the bond: Relationships between academic advising quality and undergraduate student loyalty. NACADA Journal 35(2), 15-27. [Link]

Vianden, J. (2015). What matters most in college to students: Exploring critical incidents in the student-university relationship. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(3), 287-299. [Link]

Svoboda, V., & Vianden, J. (2015). Challenging straight White college men (STR8WCM) to develop positive social justice advocacy. ACPA Developments, 12(4). [Link]

Vianden, J. (2014, Sept-Oct.). Mind the gap: Understanding and engaging cultural differences in the housing-faculty partnership. Talking Stick, 32(1), 32-40, 60-61 . [Link]

Anderson, R., & Vianden, J. (2014). Restrictive and adaptive masculine gender performance in in White gay college men. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(3), 286-297. [Link]

Vianden, J., & Barlow, P. J. (2014). Showing the love: Predictors of student loyalty to undergraduate institutions. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(1), 16-29. [Link]

Vianden, J., Kuykendall, J., Mock, R., & Korb, R. (2012). Exploring messages African American men receive about attending a predominantly White university. New York Journal of StudentAffairs, 12(2), 23-39. [Link]

Vianden, J. (2012). The critical incident technique in student affairs research and practice. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49(3), 333-346. [Link]

Vianden, J., & Ruder, J.T. (2012). “Our best friend is moving away:” Exploring parent transitions involvement during their student’s first year in college. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 38(2), 62-76. [Link]

Vianden, J., & Smith, K. A. (2011). Unfamiliar territory: Faculty discomfort with interactions with students outside of class during out-of-class academic initiatives. New York Journal of Student Affairs, 11(2), 27-46. [Link]

Benjamin, M., & Vianden, J. (Eds.). (2011). Faculty and Housing Academic Partnerships Theme Issue. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 38(1). [Link]

Stafford, A., Freeman, J. P., & Vianden, J. (2010, May). Helping college men transcend the “Boy Problem” in higher education: A call to union and activities professionals [Feature]. The Bulletin, 78(3), 28-35.

Vianden, J. (2009). Exploring college men’s perceptions about interacting with faculty beyond the classroom. Journal of College Student Affairs, 27(2), 224-241. [Link]