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Educational Psychology, Foundations and Leadership Studies
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David Schmid, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Postsecondary Education: Student Affairs

Dr. David “Schmiddy” Schmid is in his fourth year of full-time teaching after 17 years in residence life. He is excited to bring 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, a trip to the Isle, 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
Research Interests: 

Student development theory
Residence life / Religion
Student growth and the impacts college has on growth and development

Career development

Selected Publications: 

Schmid, D. (2014).  Lessons learned during 1/3 of UMR-ACUHO.  UMR-ACUHO Perspectives, 54(1), 14-15.  

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.


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