Krista Soria

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Dr. Soria teaches research courses for the Educational Leadership program.

Started at Bethel

2016

Education

  • University of Minnesota - Doctorate in Higher Education Policy, 2013

Biography

Dr. Krista M. Soria works as an analyst with the Office of Institutional Research at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Dr. Soria is interested in researching high-impact practices that promote undergraduates' development and success, the experiences of first-generation and working-class students in higher education, and programmatic efforts to enhance college students' leadership development, civic responsibility, and engagement in social change. Dr. Soria has worked for more than a decade in higher education, serving as an admission advisor, TRIO education advisor, academic advisor, and adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota, Bethel University, Hamline University, St. Mary's University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. Soria has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles on a wide variety of topics in higher education, edited four books on college students' community engagement and perceptions of campus limate, and recently authored a volume on social class in higher education: "Welcoming Blue-Collar Scholars into the Ivory Tower: Developing Class-Conscious Strategies for Student Success." 

Courses Taught

Assistant Professor (8 courses)                                                       Spring 2015 to Summer 2018

Leadership, St. Mary's University of Minnesota

EDD 811: Theories of Adult Learning*

ED 818: Knowledge Development: Theory, Formats, and Applications*

 

Adjunct Faculty (4 courses)                                                                        Fall 2014 to Fall 2018

Higher Education Administration, St. Cloud State University

HIED 808: Quantitative Research Methods

HIED 664: Critical Issues in Higher Education

 

Adjunct Faculty (2 courses)                                                        Summer 2017 to Summer 2018

Educational Leadership, Bethel University

EDUC 850: Doctoral Research Methods I

 

Adjunct Faculty (9 courses)                                                                   Fall 2014 to Spring 2017

English Department, Hamline University                               

ENGL 1800: Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric

 

Adjunct Faculty (15 courses)                                                             Fall 2014 to Summer 2018

Higher Education, Southern New Hampshire University

HEA 560: Higher Education Policy Making* (I also created the course for SNHU)

HEA 530: Data-Driven Decisions in Higher Education*

HEA 510: History and Philosophy of Higher Education*

 

Adjunct Faculty and Teaching Assistant (2 courses)                        Fall 2014 and Spring 2017

Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota

OLPD 5704: College Students Today (Teaching Assistant)

OLPD 8702: Administration and Leadership in Higher Education

 

Adjunct Faculty (28 courses)                                                                 Fall 2012 to Spring 2018

Leadership Minor, University of Minnesota                      

LEAD 3302: Leadership, You, and Your Community

LEAD 1301: Personal Leadership in the University

LEAD 4972: Directed Research in the Leadership Minor

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2 courses)                                              Fall 2009 to Spring 2010

College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

CLA 1005: Introduction to Liberal Arts Learning

CLA 2005: Introduction to Liberal Education and Responsible Citizenship

 

Adjunct Faculty (58 courses)                                                           Summer 2006 to Spring 2014

College of Liberal Arts and Community & Technical College, University of Alaska Anchorage

ENGL 212: Technical Writing: Summer 2006 to Spring 2014*

HNRS 209: Participatory Action Research: Spring 2009

CTE 490/690: Advising for Career Pathways: Spring 2009 to Summer 2009*

CIOS 260: Business Communications: Fall 2008 to Spring 2009*

ENGL 111: Methods of Written Communication: Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

ENGL 213: Writing in the Natural and Social Sciences: Fall 2008*

GUID 150: Survival Skills for College Students: Fall 2006

*taught via distance education

 

Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS                                                                  

Soria, K. M., Werner, L., & VeLure Roholt, C. (2018, March). Educating for diverse citizenship. American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Houston, TX.

Soria, K. M., Werner, L., & VeLure Roholt, C. (2018, March). Cultivating perspective-taking through leadership experiences. American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Houston, TX.

Soria, K. M. (2018, March). Strengths, leadership, and thriving. American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Houston, TX.

Soria, K. M., & Werner, L. (2018, March). Academic leadership courses: Catalysts for students' retention and graduation. NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Soria, K. M., & Werner, L. (2018, March). Leadership and thriving. NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.

Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. (2017, November). Co-curriculars as cultural and social capital: Empowering students' engagement in social change and perspective taking. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Soria, K. M., & Brazleton, G. B. (2017, November). The impact of academic library resources on underrepresented and economically-challenged students' success. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Mitchell, T. D., schneider, f. j., & Soria, K. M. (2017, November). Queer and trans* in community engagement: Understanding LGBTQ participation in service. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Houston, TX.

Soria, K. M., & Lydell, L. (2017, May). Factors associated with first-year students' outcomes. Association for Institutional Research, Washington, DC.

Soria, K. M., Brazelton, B., & Penny, C. (2017, April). Pedagogical practices to promote undergraduates' development of pluralistic outcomes. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Soria, K. M. (2016, November). Financial decisions among undergraduate students from low-income and working-class backgrounds. Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC.

Soria, K. M., Werner, L., & Hellstrom, D. (2016, November). Developing inclusive leaders: The impact of a leadership minor program. International Leadership Association, Atlanta, GA.

Soria, K. M., Werner, L., & Hellstrom, D. (2016, November). Academic leadership courses: Catalysts for students' retention and graduation success. International Leadership Association, Atlanta, GA.

Soria, K. M. (2016, November). Inclusive leadership: Evidence from curricular courses. International Leadership Association, Atlanta, GA.

 Furco, A., Maruyama, G., Soria, K. M., Song, W., & Lopez, I.  (2016). Using propensity score matching to draw causal inferences in observational studies of service- learning. International Association for Research on Service- Learning and Community Engagement, New Orleans, LA.

Lopez, I., Song, W., Furco A., Maruyama G., Soria, K., & Hirt., L. (2016). Engaging communities to improve college student retention and completion: Community Engagement Scholars Program. Fulbright Education Seminar, Washington, DC.

Soria, K. M., & Mitchell, T. D. (2016, November). Internationalization at home activities and students' developmental outcomes. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.

Johnstone, C., Soria, K. M., Bittencourt, T., & Adjei, M. (2016, November). Intercultural, experiential, and examining "international" as a variable of student development outcomes. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Columbus, OH.

Johnson, M. R., Dugan, J. R., & Soria, K. M. (2015, March).  Try to see it my way: What predicts social perspective-taking among college students? Paper presented at the annual meeting of American College Personnel Administrators (ACPA), Tampa, FL.

Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. (2015, November). Pedagogical practices to encourage perspective-taking and social action: Equitable opportunities for growth and development? Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Soria, K. M. (2015, November). "Like a rainbow in the dark:" The experiences of metallectuals in higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Soria, K. M., Hurst, A. L., & Warnock, D. (2015, November). Research, practice, and reform to reduce social class-based inequality in higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Denver, CO.

Goldfine, L., Soria, K. M., & Jang, S. T. (2015, May). Frankendata: Stitching together results from disparate sources. Association for Institutional Research, Denver, CO.

Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. (2015, April). The role of high-impact educational practices in the development of college students' pluralistic outcomes. American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Soria, K. M. (2014, November). First-generation college students' leadership: Voices from the margin. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.

Soria, K. M., & Reinhard, A. P. (2014, November). Developing college students' leadership through strengths awareness. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.

Soria, K. M., Reinhard, A. P., & Taylor, L. D., Jr. (2014, November). Using strengths in leadership development among undergraduate students. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.

Soria, K. M., & Reinhard, A. P. (2014, November). High-impact practices and college students' development of pluralistic outcomes. International Leadership Association, San Diego, CA.

Soria, K. M., & Yefanova, D. (2014, November). Internationalization at home activities and college students' development of pluralistic outcomes. Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest, Bloomington, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Fransen, J. (2014, November). Factors associated with first-years' use of academic libraries. Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest, Bloomington, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. (2013, November). Preparing future citizens and leaders by developing college students' multicultural competence. Association for the Study of Higher Education, St. Louis, MO.

K. M., & Lepkowski, C. (2013, November). STEMming the tide? Examining the outcomes of research participation for undergraduate women in STEM. Association for the Study of Higher Education, St. Louis, MO.

Soria, K. M., & Gorny, L., Frost, S., & Granquist, A. (2013, November). Student learning outcomes: Interpretations, development, and validity. Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest, Bloomington, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Linder, S. (2013, November). Parental divorce and college students' success. Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest, Bloomington, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Nackerud, S. (2013, May). Libraries data and student success. Association for Institutional Research, Long Beach, CA.

Soria, K. M., & Weiner, B. (2013, April). Examining financial decisions and behaviors among undergraduate students from different social class backgrounds. American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Soria, K. M., & Martin, G. L. (2013, March). Exploring "invisible" social class in fraternities and sororities. NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Orlando, FL.

Soria, K. M., Stubblefield, R.., Anderson, G., Melin, L., Lingren Clark, B., & Newberg, S. (2013, March). Creating a strengths-based experience: Development to assessment. NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Orlando, FL.

Soria, K. M. (2013, February). High-impact practices: Implications for transfer students' intellectual and interpersonal development. National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students, Dallas, TX.

Soria, K. M., & Nobbe, J. (2012, December). Assessing the benefits of undergraduate leadership at research-intensive universities. Evidence from the SERU survey. Leadership Educators Institute (NASPA/ACPA), Columbus, OH.

Soria, K. M., & Troisi, J. N. (2012, November). Alternatives to study abroad: Implications for students' intercultural, global, and international competencies. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Soria, K. M., & Lepkowski, C. C. (2012, November). Undergraduate student leadership and social change. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV.

Soria, K. M., & Nackerud, S. (2012, November). Using what you collect: Library data and student success. Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, MN.

K. M. (2012, November). Developing an integrative, inclusive framework for undergraduate assessment: Supporting data managers and decision-makers at a decentralized university. American Evaluation Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Hinz, K. (2012, October). Strengths at the U: Creating a Strengths-based undergraduate experience. Minnesota College Personnel Association, White Bear Lake, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Svoboda, V.  (2012, October). Class(ism) in the co-curriculars? Investigating low-income and working-class students' participation in co-curricular activities. Minnesota College Personnel Association, White Bear Lake, MN.

Soria, K.M., & Bultmann, M. (2012, October). Advising scholars with blue collars: Supporting working-class students' integration in higher education. National Academic Advising Association, Nashville, TN.  

Soria, K. M., & Gorny, L. (2012, June). Defining first-generation students by degrees: Implications for research, policy, and practice. Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans, LA.

Soria, K. M., & Barratt, W. (2012, June). Examining class in the classroom: Social class data in institutional/academic research. Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans, LA.

Soria, K. M., & Huesman, R. L. (2012, June). A holistic assessment of a campus-wide initiative to build strengths: From building a conceptual framework to reporting results. Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans, LA.

Soria, K. M. (2012, March). Working-class college students: Engagement, belonging, and social capital. American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Louisville, KY.

Soria, K.M., Newberg, S., & Hall, B. (2012, March). Career development courses and social capital. American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Louisville, KY.

Soria, K. M., & Gbolo, S. (2012, March). High impact practices and graduate school aspirations among underrepresented minority STEM students. American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Louisville, KY.

Soria, K. M. (2012, February). Advising satisfaction: Implications for first-year students' sense of belonging and retention. 31st Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Antonio, TX.

Soria, K. M., Lingren-Clark, B., & Coffin-Koch, L. (2012, February). Extended orientations: Enhancing the sense of belonging of first-year students. 31st Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, San Antonio, TX.

K. M., & Weiner, B. (2011, November). A virtual fieldtrip: Service learning in distance education courses. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Charlotte, NC.

Soria, K. M., Nobbe, J., & Huesman, R. L. (2011, October). Community service for leadership and social change. Association for Institutional Research Upper Midwest, Minneapolis, MN.

Soria, K. M., & Huesman, R. L. (2011, May). The academic and social engagement of first-generation students in large, public research universities. Association for Institutional Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Rasmussen, C., Lepkowski, C., & Soria, K. M. (2010, November). Difficult dialogues, rewarding solutions: Results of an initiative to engage stakeholder groups in solving the U.S. human capital challenge. Association for the Study of Higher Education, Indianapolis, IN.

 

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

International Leadership Association (ILA)