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Mary Vahala

University Centers Associate Director
University Centers
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Ed.D.  University of Georgia (Athens, GA); Counseling and Student Personnel Services

MA, Education  Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI); Counseling and Personnel Administration

BS  Ball State University (Muncie, IN); General Business Administration (Finance and Insurance)


Professional history

UW-La Crosse:  Associate Director, University Centers (1991 - Present)

Hartwick College (Oneonta, NY):  Assistant Director of Residential Life (1983 - 1985); Coordinator of Student Organizations (1984 - 1985)

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH): Complex Coordinator (1981 - 1983); Hall Director (1978 - 1981); Academic Advisor (1978 - 1985)

Research and publishing


Vahala, M. E. , & Winston, R. B., Jr.  (1994).  Perceptions of classroom environments as functions of  institutional type and academic discipline.  Innovative Higher Education, 19(2), 102-121.

Winston, R. B., Jr., Vahala, M. E., Gillis, M. E., Nichols, E. C., Wintrow, M. E., & Rome, K. D.  (1994).  A measure of college classroom social climate: The College Classroom Environment Scales.  Journal of  College Development, 35, 11-18.