Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D.
Laurie Schreiner, Ph.D., is currently professor and chair of the Department of Doctoral Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California, and has spent 30 years in higher education as a psychology professor and associate academic dean after receiving her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Tennessee. Co-author of The Student Satisfaction Inventory that is used on more than 1,600 campuses across the U.S. and Canada, Schreiner is also co-author of Helping Sophomores Succeed (2009) and has served on the board of the National Resource Center for First-Year Students and Students in Transition. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on positive psychology, engaged learning, sophomore success, faculty development, and advising. She also has consulted with more than 100 colleges and universities on issues of student success, strengths-based education, retention, academic advising, student satisfaction, and effective teaching strategies. She has been principal investigator on two federal grants to promote student success and retention, and has directed national projects on retention and student satisfaction. An award-winning teacher and researcher, her most recent publications include the edited book Thriving in Transitions: A Research-Based Approach to Student Success, an article on engaged learning in the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, an article on student satisfaction and retention in the Journal of College Student Retention, and an article on the impact of faculty and staff on high-risk students for the Journal of College Student Development.
Eileen Hulme, Ph.D.
Eileen Hulme, Ph.D., serves as a professor in the Department of Doctoral Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University, and has 25 years of experience in higher education administration. Prior to joining APU in 2005, Hulme served as the chief student affairs officer at Baylor University, George Fox University, and the University of Houston, Clear Lake. She also has taught at the master’s and doctoral levels for the past 10 years, and co-directed the M.S. in Student Services Administration program at Baylor University. In her role as vice president for student life at Baylor, she was responsible for creating innovative initiatives on campus, including the campus-wide strengths program, while managing a staff of more than 200. As a 2001 Fulbright Scholar in Germany, Hulme became passionate about preparing the next generation of strengths-based global leaders. Hulme consults with organizations and universities across the world, ranging from NASA to Virginia Tech. Her research interests include the development of curiosity in college students, a strengths-based approach to leadership, and innovation in higher education.