Faculty

Matthew Mayhew

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Matthew Mayhew

Phone: 212 998 5068
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Matt Mayhew is interested in how collegiate conditions, educational practices, and student experiences influence learning and democratic outcomes ranging from moral reasoning to high-risk drinking behaviors. Mayhew has published articles in Research in Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, the NASPA Journal, the Journal of College Student Development, Ethics and Behavior, and Journal of Moral Education. He has co- authored a chapter in Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Mayhew has also received several grants for exploring the impact of college on student outcomes, including, but not limited to, moral reasoning, spirituality, high-risk drinking, and innovative entrepreneurship. He earned his doctorate in higher education administration with a focus on research, evaluation, and assessment from the University of Michigan in 2004.   

 

Degrees Held

  • PhD University of Michigan
  • MA Brandeis University
  • BA Wheaton College

 


Awards

  • 2012 : Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination Office of the Provost at New York University
  • 2011 : Graduate Student Organization Faculty Star Award at New York University
  • 2010 : Graduate Student Organization Faculty Star Award at New York University
  • 2010 : Spirituality in Higher Education Research Award at University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2009 : Graduate Student Organization Faculty Star Award at New York University
  • 2009 : Nomination for the Teaching Excellence Award at New York University
  • 2008 : Graduate Student Organization Faculty Star Award Nominee at New York University
  • 2008 : Nomination for the Teaching Excellence Award at New York University
  • 2007 : Graduate Student Organization Faculty Star Award at New York University

Research Interests

  • The Impact of College on Students
  • Moral Development of College Students
  • Student Spirituality
  • Innovative Entrepreneurship among College Students
  • High-Risk Drinking Interventions  

Courses

  • HPSE-GE 2090 - Foundations of Higher Education
  • HPSE-GE 2069 - College Student Learning and Development
  • HPSE-GE 3120 - Theoretical Perspectives in Higher Education
  • HPSE-GE-2068 - The Impact of College on Students
  • HPSE-GE 3015/6 - Summer Workshop: Research Design

Grants

  • 2010: Principal Investigator. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. $32,300
  • 2009 : Co-Principal Investigator (with Rebecca Caldwell). U.S. Department of Education. Promising Model Programs: Changing a High-Risk Drinking Culture through the Lens of Gender. $128,166
  • 2008 : Co-Principal Investigator (with Jeffrey Simonoff and Batia Wiesenfeld). Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Exploring the Relationship between Higher Education and Innovative Entrepreneurship. $125,456
  • 2007 : Principal Investigator. New York University Stern School of Business. How Curricular Content and Educational Practices Influence Student Learning and Alumni Engagement. $41,767
  • 2006 : Co-Principal Investigator (with Rebecca Caldwell). US Department of Education. Weaving the Fabric of a Non-Violent University. $264,146
  • 2005 : Co-Principal Investigator (with Rebecca Caldwell). US Department of Education. Changing a High-Risk Drinking Culture through the Lens of Gender. $239,472
  • 2003 : Principal Investigator. Center for Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College. How curricular content and educational practices affect the development of moral reasoning in traditionally-aged undergraduate students. $20,000
  • 2001 : Award Recipient. University of Michigan Spencer Award Recipient. Understanding Intercultural Maturity. $2000

Selected Publications

  • Mayhew, M. J. (in press). A multi-level examination of college and its influence on ecumenical worldview development. Research in Higher Education.
  • Mayhew, M. J. (in press). A multi-level examination of the influence of institutional type on the moral reasoning development of first-year students. Journal of Higher Education.
  • Wolniak, G., Mayhew, M. J., & Engberg, M. E. (in press). Learning’s weak link to persistence. Journal of Higher Education.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Seifert, T. A., Pascarella, E. T., Blaich, C., & Nelson-Laird, T. (in press). Going deep into mechanisms for moral reasoning growth: How deep learning approaches affect moral reasoning development for first-year students. Research in Higher Education, 53(1).
  • Mayhew, M.J., Seifert T., & Pascarella, E. (in press). How the first year of college influences moral reasoning development for students in moral consolidation and moral transition. Journal of College Student Development.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Stipeck, C., & Dorow, A. (in press). The effects of orientation programming on academic and social learning with implications for transfers and students of color. Journal of the First-year Experience and Students in Transition.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Engberg, M. E. (2011). Promoting the development of civic responsibility: Infusing service-learning practices in first-year “success” courses. Journal of College Student Development, 52(1), 20-36.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Caldwell, R. C., & Grey, E. (2011). Defining campus violence: A phenomenological analysis of community stakeholder perspectives. Journal of College Student Development, 52(3), 253-268.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Klein, S., Behringer, L., Ulrich, A. S., Caldwell, R. J., & Hourigan, A. (2011). Curricular infusion and high-risk drinking among first-year students. Journal of the First-year Experience and Students in Transition, 23(2), 9-34.
  • Mayhew, M. J., & Engberg, M. E. (2010). Diversity and moral reasoning: How negative diverse peer interactions affect the development of moral reasoning in undergraduate students. Journal of Higher Education, 81(4), 459-488.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Vanderlinden, K., & Kim, E. (2010). A multi-level assessment of the impact of orientation programs on student learning. Research in Higher Education, 51(4), 320-345.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Seifert T., & Pascarella, E.T. (2010). A multi-institutional assessment of moral reasoning development among first-year students. Review of Higher Education, 33(3), 357-390.
  • Bryant, A. N., Wickliffe, K., Mayhew, M. J., & Behringer, L. B. (2009). Developing an assessment of college students’ spiritual experiences: The Collegiate Religious and Spiritual Climate Survey. Journal of College and Character, 10(6), 1-10.
  • Mayhew, M. J., Hubbard, S. M., Finelli, C. J., Harding, T. S., and Carpenter, D. D. (2009). Using structural equation modeling to validate the theory of planned behavior as a model for predicting student cheating. Review of Higher Education, 32(4), 441-468.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Caldwell, R.C., & Hourigan, A. (2008). The influence of curricular-based interventions within first-year "success" courses on student alcohol expectancies and engagement in high-risk drinking behaviors. The NASPA Journal, 45(1), 49-72.
  • Grunwald, H.E. & Mayhew, M.J. (2008).Using propensity scores for estimating causal effects: A study in the development of moral reasoning. Research in Higher Education, 49(8), 758-775.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Wolniak, G.C, & Pascarella, E. T. (2008). How curricular content and educational practices affect the development of life-long learning outcomes in traditionally-aged undergraduate students. Research in Higher Education, 49(9), 317-356.
  • Mayhew, M.J. & King, P.M. (2008). How curricular content and pedagogical strategies affect moral reasoning development in college students. Journal of Moral Education, 37(1), 17-40.
  • Engberg, M.E. & Mayhew, M.J. (2007). The influence of first-year success courses on student learning and democratic outcomes. Journal of College Student Development, 48 (3), 241-258.
  • Finelli, C. J., Harding, T. S., Carpenter, D. D., & Mayhew, M. J. (2007). Academic integrity among engineering undergraduates: Seven years of research. Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • Passow, H.J., Mayhew, M.J., Finelli, C., Harding, T., & Carpenter, D. (2006). Factors influencing engineering students' decisions to cheat by type of assessment. Research in Higher Education, 48(6), 643-684.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Grunwald, H.E., & Dey, E.L. (2006). Breaking the silence: Achieving a positive campus climate for diversity from the staff perspective. Research in Higher Education, 47(1), 63-88.
  • Harding, T. S., Finelli, C. J., Carpenter, D. D., & Mayhew, M. J. (2006). Examining the underlying motivations of engineering undergraduates to behave unethically. Proceedings of the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • Mayhew, M.J. & Grunwald, H.E. (2006). Factors that contribute to faculty's incorporation of diversity-related content into their course materials. Journal of Higher Education, 77(1), 148-168.
  • King, P. M., & Mayhew, M. J. (2005). Moral judgment development in higher education: Insights from the defining issues test. In M. E. Wilson & L. E. Wolf-Wendel (Eds.), ASHE reader on college student development theory (pp. 587-603). Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing. (Reprinted from Journal of Moral Education, 31, 2002).
  • Mayhew, M.J., Eljamal, M.B., Dey, E.L., & Pang, S.W. (2005). Outcomes assessment in international engineering education: Creating a system to measure intercultural development. Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Educational Annual Conference & Exposition.
  • Mayhew, M.J., Grunwald, H.E., & Dey, E.L. (2005). Curriculum Matters: Creating a positive climate for diversity from the student perspective. Research in Higher Education, 46(4), 389-412.
  • Mayhew, M.J. (2004). Exploring the essence of spirituality: A phenomenological study of eight students with eight different worldviews. The NASPA Journal, 41(4), 647-674.
  • King, P.M. & Mayhew, M.J. (2004). Theory and research on the development of moral reasoning among college students. Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Vol. XIX, 375-440.
  • King, P.M. & Mayhew, M.J. (2002). Moral judgement development in higher education: Insights from the Defining Issues Test. Journal of Moral Education, 31(3), 247-270.

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of College Student Development, Consulting Editor
  • Research in Higher Education, Consulting Editor
  • Journal of Higher Education, Consulting Editor
  • Journal of Moral Education, Reviewer
  • American Educational Research Journal, Reviewer
  • Journal of Equity and Excellence in Education, Reviewer
  • Journal of Engineering Education, Reviewer