The National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASAP) addresses issues, solutions and professional development opportunities for student affairs professionals serving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and for those professionals who serve minority populations in diverse settings around the country. From its inception in 1954 on the campus of Howard University as the National Association of Personnel Workers, NASAP has provided experiential growth and leadership opportunities for professionals and students through dynamic annual conferences and the publication of the NASAP Journal and NASAP Focus Newsletter.

The NASAP Journal of Student Affairs is the official peer-reviewed research journal published by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals and the Executive Ph.D. Program in Urban Higher Education at Jackson State University.

This journal was created to provide space for research, knowledge, dialogue, debate, critique and collaboration among a diverse community of Student Affairs professionals and scholars. This publication welcomes original research, theoretical contributions, reviews of literature, critical commentaries, case studies, book reviews, and research in progress. The aim for this edition of the NASAP Journal is to be a publication of excellence that is relevant, thought-provoking and inclusive of diverse voices and perspectives that include graduate students, academic researchers, scholars and student affairs practitioners.

All material in the NASAP Journal is copyrighted © by the National Association of Student Affairs Professionals and is the property of NASAP. The opinions expressed in the journal do not necessarily reflect those of NASAP or its members. Requests for permission to reprint any material from the NASAP Journal should be addressed to the editor.

For information regarding the NASAP Journal, please contact:

Walter A. Brown, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Jake Ayers Research Institute

P.O. Box 17209

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS 39217

601-979-2398 (office)

601-979-2434 (fax)


Recent Journal Publications

NASAP Journal – Special Edition (March 2014)

Spring 2014 – NASAP Journal

Summer 2015 – NASAP Journal


2023 National Association of Student Affairs Professional (NASAP)