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Darwin Hendel

Associate professor

178 Pillsbury Dr SE
249B Burton Hall

612/625-0129


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1972, psychology
B.A., St. John's University, 1967, mathematics and psychology

Hendel

Areas of Interest

Institutional planning, performance and accountability
World rankings of universities
Student performance, retention and satisfaction
Evaluation of teaching and measurement of learning

Profile

The main theme of my work addresses student and faculty issues in higher education. My particular interest is in examining college students and faculty from the perspective of differential psychology. What motivates an individual to attend college? What institutional characteristics and services facilitate students’ academic success, retention and timely graduation? What opportunities for faculty contribute to the success and satisfaction? The model I most ascribe to might be called a matching model, which theorizes that an individual’s needs and abilities should be congruent with the environmental rewards and performance requirements. Good information is needed in order to help individuals make sound decisions. I am more likely to take a quantitative approach to research design, but I am comfortable with qualitative methodologies as well.

I originally intended to be a high school math teacher, instead completed my Ph.D. in counseling psychology the discipline of psychology. I bring to my instruction in the higher education program over two decades of involvement in studies on retention and graduation rates, institutional accreditation, academic program review and approval, and program evaluation in higher education. I enjoy helping institutions better understand students and faculty, which facilitates academic success and satisfaction. I also spent two years chairing the steering committee that developed ISEEK (Internet System for Education and Employment Knowledge), an innovative program funded initially by the Minnesota State Legislature.

I enjoy working individually with students on the design and implementation of research projects. If you have not conducted empirical research previously, how do you know what to expect? As an adviser, I strive to help students experience the intriguing aspects of conducting research, so the research you do to complete your degree is not just a one-time experience. The journey is as important as the destination.

I am fortunate to be part of a department that places a premium on excellence in scholarship, instruction and service to communities outside the institution. If that is what you seek, I encourage you to apply for admission to one of our fine graduate programs.

Selected Publications

  1. Hendel, D. D., & Horn, A. S. (2008). The relationship between academic life conditions and perceived sources of faculty stress over time. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 17(1/2), 61-88.

  2. Hendel, D. D., & Stolz, I. (2008). A comparative analysis of higher education ranking systems in Europe. Tertiary Education and Management, 14(3), 173-189.

  3. Hendel, D. D. & Harrold, R. (2007). Changes in Clark-Trow subcultures from 1976 to 2006: Implications for addressing undergraduates’ leisure interests. College Student Affairs Journal, 27(1), 8-23.

  4. Horn, A. S., Hendel, D. D., & Fry, G. W. (2007). Ranking the international dimension of top research universities in the United States. Journal of Studies in International Education, 11(3/4), 330-358.

  5. Lewis, D. R., Hendel, D. D., & Kallsen, L. (2007). Performance indicators as a foundation of institutional autonomy: Implications for higher education institutions in Europe. Tertiary Education and Management, 13(3), 203-226.

  6. Hendel, D. D. (2006-2007). Efficacy of participating in a first-year seminar on student satisfaction and retention. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory and Practice, 8(4), 413-423.

  7. Museus, S., & Hendel, D. D. (2005). Test scores, self-efficacy, and the educational plans of first-year college students. Higher Education in Review, 2, 63-88.

  8. Hendel, D. D., & Harrold, R. D. (2004). Undergraduate student leisure interests over three decades. College Student Journal, 38(4), 557-568.

  9. Turman, J. C., & Hendel, D. D. (2004). Changes in students’ recreation activities, satisfaction and perceived benefits following the construction of a new recreation facility. Recreational Sports Journal, 28(2), 42-59.

  10. DesJardins, S., Dundar, H., & Hendel, D. D. (1998). Modeling the college application decision process in a land-grant institution. Economics of Education Review, 18, 117-132.

  11. Hendel, D. D. (1990). Evidence of convergent and discriminant validity in three measures of college outcomes. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 51, 351-358.

  12. Bugge, I., Moen, R., & Hendel, D. D. (1985). Client evaluations of therapeutic processes and outcomes in a university mental health center. Journal of American College Students Health, 33, 141-146.

  13. Hendel, D. D. (1985). Effects of individualized and structured college curricula on students' performance and satisfaction. American Educational Research Journal, 22, 117-122.

  14. Rounds, J., & Hendel, D. D. (1980). Measurement and dimensionality of mathematics anxiety. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2, 138-149.

  15. Hendel, D. D. (1980). Experiential and affective correlates of math anxiety in adult women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 5, 219-230.

  16. Hendel, D. D. (1979). Paired comparisons intransitivity: Is it relatively stable over time? Educational and Psychological Measurement, 39, 779-784.

  17. Andberg, W., Follett, C. V., & Hendel, D. D. (1979). Career influences, educational experiences, and professional attitudes of women in veterinary medicine. Journal of College Student Personnel, 20, 158-164.

  18. Enright, R., & Hendel, D. D. (1979). An evaluation of moral growth in a university program: Volunteerism and its effects on moral judgment. Journal of Moral Education, 9, 50-52.

  19. Hendel, D. D. (1978). Mate selection values of high school and college students. Journal of Counseling and Values, 22, 127-133.

  20. Rozsnafszky, J., & Hendel, D. D. (1977). Ego development and attitudes toward women in Women's Studies students. Psychological Reports, 41, 161-162.

  21. Hendel, D. D. (1977). Curricular choices and academic success of students enrolled in an elective studies degree program. Research in Higher Education, 7, 257-267.

Selected Presentations

  1. Stolz, I., Hendel, D. D., & Horn, A. S. (2008, November). The ranking of rankings: Benchmarking higher education ranking systems in Europe. Paper presented at 2008 annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Jacksonville, Fl.

  2. Lee, Hsiu-ling., & Hendel, D. D. (2008, May). The growth and stratification of college endowments in the United States. Paper presented at 2008 annual forum of Association for Institutional Research, Seattle.

  3. Su, H. C., & Hendel, D. D. (2007, November). The factors influencing senior students’ perceptions of professional competencies in early childhood care and education at technical universities in Taiwan. Poster paper presentation at annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, KY.

  4. Chiteng Kot, F., & Hendel, D. D. (2007, November). Emergence and growth of professional doctorates: A comparative study of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Roundtable paper presentation at annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Louisville, KY.

  5. Stolz, I., & Hendel, D. D. (2007, August). A comparative analysis of higher education ranking systems in Europe. Paper presentation at annual meeting of European Association for Institutional Research, Innsbruck, Austria.

  6. Horn, A., & Hendel, D. D. (2006, November). Empirical evidence for distinct dimensions of internationalization in U.S. research universities. Paper presentation at International Forum at annual meeting of Association for Institutional Research, Anaheim, CA.

  7. Hendel, D. D., & Horn, A. (2005, November). The relationship between academic life conditions and perceived sources of faculty stress over time. Paper presentation at annual meeting of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA.

  8. Hendel, D. D., & Lewis, D. R. (2005, August). Whether performance indicators in higher education in Europe? Paper accepted for presentation at annual meeting of European Association for Institutional Research.

  9. Sperling, E., & Hendel, D. D. (2004, November). Trends in the educational and professional backgrounds of state governors: 1950-2000. Poster paper presentation at annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Kansas City, MO.

  10. Hendel, D. D., Fry, G. W., & Horn, A. S. (2004, November). Indicators of internationalization of research universities in the United States. Paper presentation at International Forum of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Kansas City, MO.

  11. Hendel, D. D., Bunton, S. A., Risbey, K. R., & Goldfine, L. S. (2004, November). Inside, outside, upside-down? Probing the linkages among accountability pressures, state government, and higher education funding and performance. Paper presentation at session titled “Performance Funding in the States” at annual conference of Association for the Study of Higher Education, Kansas City, MO.

  12. Hendel, D. D., & Lewis, D. R. (2004, September). Quality assurance of higher education in transition countries: Accreditation, accountability and assessment. Paper presentation at annual meeting of European Association for Institutional Research, Barcelona, Spain.

  13. Hendel, D. D., & Goldfine, L. S. (2004, April). Regional differences in state-level higher education accountability measures. Paper presentation at division J session titled “Exploring Federal Higher Education Policy” at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

  14. Gustafson, J. P. & Hendel, D. D. (2004, April). Using the Bryk and Raudenbush Model to identify effective and ineffective elementary schools. Paper presentation at roundtable paper session titled “Assessing Academic Outcomes” at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

  15. Bunton, S., Hendel, D. D., & Risbey, K. (2004, April). Correlates of state level accountability systems: Emerging strategies in public colleges and universities. Paper presentation at session titled “Exploring Higher Education State Policy” at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.