College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jan Arminio

Jan Arminio

Jan Arminio


Multicultural issues, qualitative research, assessment, campus programs, leadership

Jan Arminio is a professor and program director of the Higher Education Program at George Mason University.

Dr. Arminio’s scholarship focuses on multicultural issues, qualitative research, assessment, and campus programs and leadership. Her most recent book is Student Veterans in Higher Education. She is the 2011 recipient of the Robert H. Shaffer award for excellence in graduate teaching.

She served as chair in the Department of Counseling and College Student Personnel at Shippensburg University.  She received her doctorate in College Student Personnel Program at the University of Maryland, College Park.  From 2004-2008, she served as President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). 

She was appointed to and later chaired the Faculty Fellows of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Senior Scholars of the American College Personnel Association. In 2017 she was awarded the Esther Lloyd-Jones Professional Service Award.

Selected Publications


Arminio, J., Grabosky, T. K., & Lang, J. (2015).  Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education: A Cultural Approach to Student Success.  New York: Routledge. 


Jones, S. R., Torres, V., & Arminio, J. (2013). Negotiating the complexities of qualitative research  (2nd ed.)New York: Routledge.


Arminio, J., Torres, V., & Pope, R. L. (Eds.). (2012). Why aren’t we there yet?: Taking personal responsibility for creating an inclusive campus.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Refereed Publications

Brooks, C. W., Arminio, J., & Cabarello-Dennis (2013).  A Narrative Synthesis of Understanding Addictions, Surrender, and Relapse. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 31, 375-395. 


Shupp, M. & Arminio, J. (2012). Synergistic supervision: A confirmed key to retaining entry-level student affairs professionals.  Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49, 157-174.  doi: 10.1515/jsarp-2012-6295


Arminio, J. (2010). Waking up White: What it means to accept your legacy, for better and worse.  In M. Adams, W. J. Blumenfeld, C. Castaneda, H. W. Hackman, M. L. Peters, & X. Zuniga (Eds.), Readings for diversity and social justice (2nd ed.)(pp. 125-126). New York: Routledge. (Original work published in 2000)

Dissertations Supervised

Francis Bergmeister, A Mixed Methods Case Study of U.S. Marines Transferring Post-9/11 GI Bill Educational Benefits to Family Members (2014)

Dissertations Supervised Outside of CHSS

Evan Baum, From Frustrated to Empowered: Exploring the Process of How Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals Make Meaning of the Responsibility for Assessing Student Learning Outcomes (2015)