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Outstanding Research Award
NODA: The Association for Orientation, Transition & Retention in Higher Education


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2017 Award Winner



Maximilian Schuster, PhD
Maximilian T. Schuster, PhD serves as a visiting assistant professor of Administrative and Policy Studies within the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. Within this role, he teaches several graduate classes in higher education management and leads the student services internship program. Schuster's research interests include organizational culture, undergraduate student transitions, and undergraduate student leadership. More specifically, Schuster's work explores the ways in which organizational cultures within higher education can be leveraged to create equitable outcomes for college students. 

Read the extended abstract of Schuster's doctoral dissertation, "Compartmentalized cultures, integrated transitions: Exploring first-year student transition through institutional culture at a middle Atlantic university."


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