Rick Jakeman

Rick Jakeman
Associate Dean for Master's Studies and Student Life
Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration
(202) 994-5123

Dr. Jakeman's research and scholarly interests focus on college student experiences, including graduate student socialization and undergraduate student alcohol and other drug use. Specifically, his research focuses on socialization of graduate students while in academic environments, including elasticity of peer relationships, student perceptions of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum, and implications for faculty practice.

Dr. Jakeman also studies undergraduate student experiences in campus parties and drinking, problem behaviors with alcohol and other drugs, and peer intervention and training as an institutional policy response.

He has authored articles for the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Journal of Continuing Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed. Dr. Jakeman has seven years of professional experience in the field of student affairs, having worked in the fields of leadership development, service learning, academic advising, and residence life.

Ed.D., University of Arkansas
M.Ed., Drury University


Swayze, S., & Jakeman, R. C. (2019). Diversity and inclusion in the academy: A classroom perspective. In Y. Inoue-Smith (Ed.). Faculty roles and changing expectations in the new age. New York, NY. IGI Global.

Jakeman, R. C., Henderson, M. S., & Howard, L. C. (2017). Reflective pedagogy: The integration of methodology and subject-matter content in a graduate-level course. Teaching in Higher Education, 22(2). 207-221. doi: 10.1080/13562517.2016.1237494

Silver, B. R., & Jakeman, R. C. (2016), College students’ willingness to engage in bystander intervention at off-campus parties. Journal of College Student Development, 57(4). 472-476. doi: 10.1353/csd.2016.0049 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/619497

Jakeman, R. C. (2016). Counter-narratives of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual graduate students: Talking about diversity in the classroom. In H. Cannaday & S. Swayze (Eds.), Innovation in diversity and inclusion: Advancing the George Washington University commitment to academic excellence. Gelman Library: Washington, DC. Retrieved from https://diversity.gwu.edu/sites/diversity.gwu.edu/files/downloads/IDI%20...

Jakeman, R. C., Silver, B. R., & McClure, T. M. (2015). A closer look at party hosting behaviors within off-campus college settings. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 59(3).

Webster, W. P., Jakeman, R. C., & Swayze, S. (2015). The role of philanthropy on the strategic planning process of a selective Liberal Arts and Science College. In H. C. Alphin Jr., J. Lavine, S. Stark, & A. Hocker (Eds.), Facilitating higher education growth through fundraising and philanthropy. New York, NY: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9664-8

Jakeman, R. C., Silver, B. R., & Molasso, W. (2014). Student experiences at off-campus parties: Results from a multi-campus survey. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 58(2), 64-85.

Silver, B. R., & Jakeman, R. C. (2014). Understanding intent to leave the field: A study of student affairs masters students' career plans. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(2), 170-182. doi: 10.1515/jsarp-2014-0017

Swayze, S., & Jakeman, R. C. (2014). Student perceptions of communication, connectedness, and learning in a merged cohort course. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 62(2), 102-111. doi: 10.1080/07377363.2014.915446

Swayze, S., & Jakeman, R. C. (2014, May 1). Enhancing online course discussions through conference roles and blogs. Online Classroom, 14(5). Retrieved from: http://www.magnapubs.com/newsletter/online-classroom/story/6961/

Jakeman, R. C. (2012, September 18). Curbing alcohol abuse: Educate the party host. Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved from: https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/09/17/essay-urges-colleges-see...

In the News

GSEHD's Office of Student Life hosted a trip to the Newseum for current GSEHD students. Drs. Ashley Stone and Rick Jakeman were the faculty sponsors.

Dr. Susan Swayze and Dr. Rick Jakeman published a book chapter in Faculty Roles and Changing Expectations in the New Age edited by Yukiko Inoue-Smith. The chapter, titled "Diversity and inclusion in the academy: A classroom perspective," describes results of a research study funded by a GW Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion Grant. The research study was also supported by the GSEHD Dean's Office.

GW hosted the District of Columbia College Personnel Association (DCCPA) Conference over the weekend, and many students, faculty, and alumni represented GSEHD at the event. GSEHD doctoral student Chris Moody (Higher Education Administration) gave the opening Keynote Address. In addition, GSEHD presenters included: Hadiya Alexander, Anne Graham, Shyama Kuver, Dr. Rick Jakeman, Tyler Jung, Sara Landers, Rebecca Lynch, Erin Mayo, Dr. Tim Miller, Richard Owens, Jeffrey Ramos, Connor Salanger, Taylor Smith, Dr. Andrew Sonn, Nancy Stalowski, and Dr. Susan Swayze. For more information about sessions and presenters, please see the Conference Agenda and the Program Abstracts.

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff represented GSEHD at the GW Research Days event last week. Thanks to everyone who presented their important work or participated as judges and mentors. (Poster descriptions are available in the Research Days Abstract Book - pages 20-38.)

Drs. Susan Swayze and Rick Jakeman were members of Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE) judging panels that evaluated and scored diversity-related research projects at this year's GW Research Days. The ODECE granted monetary awards to the top two undergraduate and graduate student project winners.