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David Schmid, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs
(319) 273-6519

Dr. David “Schmiddy” Schmid is in his sixth year of full-time teaching and serving as Program Coordinator after 17 years in residence life. He appreciates bringing his experiences to the student affairs students and looks forward to the relationships that will be built. Research will continue to take on a greater role than ever before, in addition to a focus on effective teaching strategies, outstanding advising, and organizing many of the programs processes. In his spare time, Schmiddy enjoys playing games with friends, listening to music, and reading. 


Courses Taught: 
  • College Student Development Theory
  • Organization and Personal Foundations of Student Affairs
  • Research in Student Affairs
  • College Effects on Students
  • The Two Year College
  • Organizational and Personal Foundations of Student Affairs
  • Social Justice and Inclusion
  • Internship
  • Teaching in College
  • Portfolio Development
  • Values, Philosophy, and History of Student Affairs
  • Current Issues:  Seminar in Student Affairs
Research Interests: 

Student development theory
Teaching pedagogy and practitioner influences
Student growth and the impacts college has on growth and development

Career development

Selected Publications: 

Schmid, D. (2020).  Resident assistants and Religion:  Implications for practice.  Religion and Education, 0(0), 1-23.   https://doi.org/10.1080/15507394.2020.1837601

Townsley, M., & Schmid, D. (2020).  Alternative grading practices:  An entry point for faculty in competency-based education.  Competency-Based Education, 0, 1-5.  https://doi.org/10.1002/cbe2.1219

Schmid, D., & Wagstaff, J. (2019).  Are they ready? Senior housing officers' perceptions of entry-level housing professional's proficiency with helping skills.  Journal of College and University Student Housing, 45(2), 69-89.

Schmid, D, Schares, D., Alborn-Yilek, S., & Huckstadt, K. (2019).  Practitioner to professor:  Joys, challenges, and thriving in the transition. Teacher Learning and Professional Development, 4(1), 50-63.

Schmid, D. (2018).  Resident assistants and student development theory – Do they use it?  Findings and recommendations for RAs.  UMR-ACUHO Perspectives, 54(1), 14-15.

Schmid, D. (2014).  Lessons learned during 1/3 of UMR-ACUHO.  UMR-ACUHO Perspectives, 50(1), 13-14.  





Professional Affiliations: 



Ed.D. Educational Leadership: Postsecondary Education, 2011, University of Northern Iowa

M.S. Counseling and Student Personnel, 1998, Oklahoma State University

B.B.A. Human Resource Management, 1995, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater