Gerry Willis

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Gerry Willis, Ed. DAdjunct Professor

Contact Information

(401) 341-2207gwillis@rwu.eduOffice: CAS 130A

Education

Ed. D in higher education administration from UMASS Boston
M.A. in Applied Sociology from UMASS Boston

I am a past recipient of the Faculty Member of the Year award at Salve Regina University, which recognized my deep commitment to the teaching and learning process and student development in and out of the classroom. I have also developed numerous academic forums and seminars on many topics such as alcohol and other drug abuse, sexual assault, urban affairs, generations and culture.  Most recently I have been conducting research in the area of college students living off campus in densely populated urban areas, and identified a number of factors the led to a reduction of student offenses, disruptions, arrests, and complaints from neighbors. My work in this area has been recognized by the Association of Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) which gave me their highest award in 2011 for exceptional individual contributions to the area of higher education through leadership, new innovations, and research.