College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jan Arminio

Jan Arminio

Jan Arminio

Director, Higher Education

Concentration Head, Interdisciplinary Studies


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 Why Aren’t We There Yet: Taking Personal Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive Campus. 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.

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)