Joseph L. DeVitis

Joseph L. DeVitis is a retired professor of educational foundations and higher education. He is a past president of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), the Council of Learned Societies in Education, and the Society of Professors of Education. Dr. DeVitis is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Two of his books have earned Choice Awards from the American Library Association, and four others have won Critics Choice Awards from AESA as outstanding books of the year, including his most recent book, Popular Educational Classics (Peter Lang, 2016). He lives with his wife Linda in Palm Springs, California.

Books by Joseph L. DeVitis:

Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era examines the issues and challenges pertaining to the American college fraternity/sorority community on American college campuses, otherwise known as “Greek life.” The text argues for its continuing relevance despite widespread media criticism. The authors of this volume claim that fraternities and sororities offer opportunities for a sense of belonging, student success, and social support systems for mental health. In particular, they can afford feelings of mutual identity and community service benefits. In general, the authors attempt to crystallize values and augment leadership development by urging organizations to reaffirm their commitment to the academic mission—one that requires consistent support from university leadership and concerned alumni. This text also provides an alternative counternarrative by providing a brief history of the academy’s relationship with “Greek life” and provide examples where the latter is no longer relevant to university ideals in which residential functions and developmental gains can be replicated by other campus programs and initiatives. This volume concludes that for fraternities and sororities to continue, parent or host institutions will need to exert greater jurisdiction and accountability through certified advisors, additional supervision, and measured on outcomes focused primarily on student learning.

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Student Activism in the Academy
Its Struggles and Promise

Student Activism in the Academy: Its Struggles and Promise is a wide-ranging, provocative survey of student activism in America’s colleges and universities that critically analyzes the contentious problems and progress of a movement that has stirred public reaction in and out of academe. Its fundamental purpose is to engage diverse publics in both reasoned and passionate reflection and soul searching on vital issues that surround campus protest. Thus, the essays in this volume respect the need to consider how to weigh freedom, fairness, safety, and protection inside and outside the walls of ivy. Their authors ponder the big picture of student activism, including:

• strategies for student activism
• the role of social media and technology
• legal questions on campus speech
• the dilemmas of political correctness
• generational differences among student activists
• and various forms of student protest related to race, class, gender, and disabilities.

Both professional and student voices prompt us to better comprehend academic realities with more hope and wisdom. Administrators, faculty, students, and student life personnel in higher education—indeed, all those interested in today’s colleges and universities--will want to participate in the timely and productive dialogue within these pages.

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