According to Perez-Izaguirre (2019), “Acts of transgression are located at the border of a norm bounded by limits, marked by what is appropriate” (para. 8). College student development theory has evolved over time to include essential contributions from intellectuals, scholars, and theorists representing myriad disciplines and fields both within and outside of the social sciences. While rooted in the pioneering work of Kurt Lewin (1936) and his Interactionist Theory (B = f (P x E) – behavior is a function of the person times the environment, considered the cornerstone framework of the college student development theory movement, the field has drawn perspectives from fields including anthropology, education, sociology, and psychology.
This second session will highlight alternative theories for LGBTQIA, Multiracial, Indigenous/Native American, and Nontraditional college student populations. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA Vice President for Research and Policy Amelia Parnell will set the stage for the webinar and volume editors Fred Bonner, Rosie Banda, Stella Smith, and aretha marbley will provide perspective on the volume’s conception and development. Scholar-theorist comprising the panel include: Kristen Renn, Terrell Strayhorn, Amanda Tachine, Patricia Literte, and Derrick Robinson.