Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education

By Jan Arminio, Tomoko Kudo Grabosky, Josh Lang

© 2015 – Routledge

168 pages

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About the Book

Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education bridges theory to practice in order to better prepare practitioners in their efforts to increase the success of veteran and military service members in higher education. Bringing together perspectives from a researcher, practitioner, and student veteran, this unique author team provides a comprehensive but manageable text reviewing relevant research literature and presenting accessible strategies for working with students. This book explores the facilitators and barriers of student veteran learning and engagement, how culture informs the current student veteran experience, and best practices for creating and maintaining a campus that allows for the success of these students. The latest to publish in the Key Issues on Diverse College Students series, this volume is a valuable resource for student affairs and higher education professionals to better serve veteran and military service members in higher education.


"This work is an essential addition to the libraries of higher education practitioners and researchers. This comprehensive book provides practical tips based on empirical research to support student veterans' academic achievement. It is what has been missing from the literature of student veterans, providing a window into the conflict between military and academic cultures, the cognitive and identity development of student veterans, and models to enhance student veteran academic success."

--Andrew Sonn, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, The George Washington University

"Arminio, Grabosky, and Lang skillfully analyze the often jarring experiences for enrolled military veterans and service members. Highlighting cultural dissonances and the need for skillful translations, competencies, and cultural fluencies, this book provides a range of exemplary theory-to-practice models and strategies for educators. Through their focus on serving veterans and service members, the authors also identify strategies for developing the kinds of inclusive, multicultural campuses in which all students can thrive."

-- Florence A. Hamrick, Professor of Education, Rutgers University

Table of Contents

Series Editor Introduction by Marybeth Gasman & Nelson Bowman III


Chapter One: Historical Context of Student Veterans and Service Members

Chapter Two: Cultural Context

Chapter Three: Facilitators and Barriers to Success

Chapter Four: Advocacy Model

Chapter Five: Best Practices for Increasing Student Success

Chapter Six: Student Veteran Cognitive and Identity Development

Chapter Seven: Equity Issues

Chapter Eight: Future Directions, Potential Challenges, and Conclusions



About the Authors

Jan Arminio is professor and director of the Higher Education Program at George Mason University, USA.

Tomoko Kudo Grabosky is a licensed professional counselor and an associate professor in the Department of Counseling Services at Shippensburg University, USA.

Josh Lang is the co-founder of the Pennsylvania Student Veterans Coalition and Business Analyst at VetAdvisor® Services, USA.

About the Series

Key Issues on Diverse College Students

This exciting new series, Diverse College Students: Promoting Student Success, offers practical and insightful recommendations to inform higher education practice. Based on solid research, this unique series is accessible to practitioners and scholars alike. Each book in the series will focus on the experiences, identities, challenges, and successes for various underrepresented student groups. Our overarching goal and vision for the series is to promote and support a pathway to student success for all students, providing professionals with resources on student groups traditionally marginalized in literature and practice.

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