Name: Dr. Christina Wright Fields
Title: Professional Lecturer
Clinical Fellow for Community Partnerships
Office Location: Dyson 342
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2619
Degrees Held:

Ph.D. Higher Education Administration, Bowling Green State University

M.S. Higher Education Administration with Enrollment Management, Drexel University

B.S. Biology with minors in Chemistry and African American Studies, Millersville University


Awards & Honors:
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Excellence Award Grand Bronze Honoree   (2017). Category:  International, Multicultural, Cultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Support Latino/a Student Success Award  (2015)
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) African American Knowledge Community KUUMBA New Professionals Award (2014)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Multicultural Network Student of the Year Award (2013)
  • Bowling Green State University Katzner Graduate Student Research and Professional Development Fund Award (2013)
  • Bowling Green State University Higher Education Administration Student Contribution Award (2013)



 Sterling, A., Wright Fields, C., & Carter, G. (2017, February). Our Black Lives Matter: Addressing the Issue of Black Visibility Head-on. AERA Sig Critical Educators for Social Justice.

Fields, C.  (2014).  Undocumented Student Access to Higher Education: Overview of State and Federal Legislation.  Journal of Student Affairs, 23, 21-28. 

Wright Fields, C. & Early, S. E. (2013, December).  Supporting inclusive collegiate environments.  NASPA Student Leadership Programs Knowledge Community.

Research Interests:

My research and teaching interests include issues pertinent to student academic access and success.  This focus is comprised of four interrelated aspects: 1) student access and success; 2) college-going cultures; 3) culturally relevant pedagogy; 4) campus collaborations and 5) cultural identity development.

Conferences & Workshops:


Smith, P. & Wright Fields, C. (2016, October).  The Mentor Apprenticeship Program: Leveraging Resources to Develop Leaders from Within.  Program at IUPUI National Mentoring Symposium. Indianapolis, IN.

Howell, G., Wright Fields, C., Lewis, K. & Johnson, M. (2016, June).  Unmasking the Elephant in the Room: White Identity Exploration in a Pre-College Program.  Program at the NCORE—National Council on Race and Ethnicity Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Wright Fields, C. and Carter, G. (2016, February).  Along for the Ride: A Parent's Guide for Navigating the College-going Process.  TRiO Student and Parent Leadership Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. 

Howell, G. & Wright Fields, C. (2016, March).  G.R.I.T: Raising up the Go-Getter in a Pre-College Academy.  Program at the ACPA-College Student Educators International Convention, Montreal, Canada.

Wright Fields, C & Smith, P. (2016, March).  Building Bridges through Student and Academic Affairs Early Intervention Mentoring Model.  Commission for Academic Affairs Sponsored Program at the ACPA-College Student Educators International Convention, Montreal, Canada.

Wright Fields, C., Lovelace, D., & Cross Francis, D. (2015, March).  Leveraging Resources through Campus Collaboratives to Support Student Success.  Workshop at the ACPA-College Student Educators International Convention, Tampa, FL.

Wright Fields, C., Lovelace, D., & Power-Carter, S. (2015, March).  Don’t leave home without it: Your cultural identity—Students’ Exploration of their own Cultural Identity in a Pre-College Academy.  Program at the NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Wright Fields, C. (2014, November).  It Takes a Village: A Case Study of an Urban African-Centered Charter School Personnel's Transmission and Support of a College Preparatory Ethos.  Paper presented at Association of Study of Higher Education Conference, Washington, D.C. 


American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education                    2017—present

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)                                  2012-present

  • Commission for Academic Affairs, Programs Co-chair                     2014-present
  • Annual Convention Program, Proposal reviewer                              2012-present
  • 2015 Next Gen Program Planning Committee, Member                   2014-2015
  • Graduate Students/New Professionals, Doctoral Student Chair       2014-2015
  • Graduate Students and New Professionals, Research Chair           2013-2014
  • Latino Network Research Committee, Member                                2014-2015
  • Council for Ethnic Participation Pre-Conference, Chair Assistant    2013-2014

American Educational Research Association (AERA)                           2014-present

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)                         2011-present

Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning                                  2013-present

  • Editorial Review Board

Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology                               2013-present

  • Editorial Review Board

National College Access Network (NCAN)                                            2015-present

National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA)                         2015-present

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)           2012-present

  • NASPActs Committee Member                                                     2017-present
  • Online Learning Community Member                                           2017-present
  • NASPA 100th Celebration Education Subcommittee Member      2017-present
  • Annual Conference Volunteer                                                       2017-present
  • Assessment and Persistence Conference Reviewer                    2017-present
  • Region II Conference Reviewer                                                    2017-present
  • Annual Convention Program, Proposal reviewer                          2012-present
  • SAPAA Promising Practices Award Co-Chair                               2016-present

Wright Fields, C., & Carter, G. (2016, November). The Realness of Race and the Myths of Ethnicity.  Anderson Community School Diversity Conference. Keynote Address Sponsored by the Anderson Community School Diversity Council and Anderson Education Foundation, and the Anderson Federation of Teachers. Anderson, IN.

Wright Fields, C., Medina, M. & Carter, G. (2016, July).  The Realness of Race and the Myths of Ethnicity.  Program at the Indiana Black Expo Education Conference.  Indianapolis, IN.