Tricia Seifert

Department Head of Education
Montana State University

Tricia Seifert is Head of the Department of Education and Associate Professor in Adult & Higher Education at Montana State University. For 15 years, she has researched the relationship between experiences on a college campus and student learning and development. But then began thinking . . . what about those students who withdraw from college after their first semester? If college is intended to educate students for meaningful careers and contributions to their communities, then student attrition is a lost opportunity to develop amazing potential talent.

She is the Principal Investigator on the Blueprints for Student Success project, which addresses the attrition issue by helping students transition to college. Through the use of games and other interactive media, students and their support network learn how to 'do college' before being done in by college.

Tricia's research has been published in a number of journals and she has recently co-authored the book, "How College Affects Students (vol. 3): 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works.

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