Number 13 (2014)


Dear Readers:

Welcome to another edition of Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development. We are once again excited to bring you another volume of pertinent articles and book reviews that speak to our work as professionals in Student Development. In this issue you will find three feature pieces exploring the origins of college administration, leadership development in an athletic environment, and student affairs professionals’ influence on college students. These articles are complimented by a collection of reviews of recently published books that are relevant to our work. We believe this information will be helpful and instructive to student development practitioners.

We are very thankful for those who work to make Growth possible including Dr. Jason Morris, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Abilene Christian University who serves in the role of Book Review Editor and Emily Bryan who joined the Growth staff this year in a copy editing and author liaison role. They, along with our peer review team, have worked hard to produce this year’s edition of the journal.

We especially want to encourage you, the reader, to consider submitting manuscripts for consideration for the next issue of Growth, which will be published in the 2014-15 academic year. Publication guidelines are included in this issue on the inside of the back cover and are also available via the Association for Christians in Student Development web site. We are particularly interested in manuscripts presenting original or basic research and encourage anyone who has recently completed a graduate thesis or dissertation to submit an article.

We thank you for your support for Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development and trust that you will enjoy and be challenged by what you find in these pages.

Skip Trudeau, Co-Editor
Tim Herrmann, Co-Editor

Full Issue


Book Reviews


Skip Trudeau
Tim Herrmann

Book Review Editor

Jason Morris

Assistant Editor

Emily Bryan

Technical Editor

Elaine Friedberg

Peer Reviewers

Hannah Adderly
Seth Oldham
Brady Schaar
Hannah Schundler
Amanda Steinbeck
Kirsten TenHaken

Design & Layout

Steven Christensen