Carrie Kortegast, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Adult and Higher Education and Student Affairs 


Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)

Research Interests:

Carrie A. Kortegast, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, has been at NIU since summer 2014.  She teaches courses on college student development, administration of higher education and student affairs, campus environments, and diversity in higher education.   Dr. Kortegast holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Education, Leadership, and Policies Studies with a focus in Higher Education from Iowa State University, a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Higher Education, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College. 
Prior to working at NIU, Dr. Kortegast taught in the Higher Education Administration program at Vanderbilt University and served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Housing and Residential Life at Denison University.  Her professional experience also includes working in admissions and alumnae affairs at Mount Holyoke College.  Dr. Kortegast has been actively involved with NASPA.   She has served as the Co-Chair for the GLBT Knowledge Community, the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program Board, and the NASPA Region IV-E Board.  She also is an active volunteer for the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke.

Dr. Kortegast research focuses on issues of identity, diversity, and social justice as it relates to how educational environments mediates student learning and development.  Three specific areas of interest are: 1) International education and study abroad; 2) The professional practice of student affairs administration; and 3) LGBTQ topics in higher education.  She also writes about the use of visual methods and methodologies in higher education research and pedagogy.


Ph.D., Iowa State University

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.A., Mount Holyoke College

 Carrie Kortegast


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