Dr. Josie Ahlquist and I are so excited to share that our edited publication, Engaging the Digital Generation, will be released on September 5th! When we started this process back in the Fall of 2014, in the throws of our doctoral programs, we had a vision for what this publication could be. Writing about technology is challenging because of how quickly things change; yet, we knew that with the right folks authoring chapters on salient topics, we would be successful!


This volume (#155) of New Directions for Student Services focuses on ways educators and administrators can purposefully engage students and fellow colleagues on their campuses and beyond through digital technology. The chapters in this volume cover topics such as:

  •  Student affairs administrators’ use of digital technology and how to develop and utilize their digital identities
  •  Increasing digital fluency and creating a more intentional digital mindset among senior student affairs officers
  •  College student development in digitized spaces and the application of digital data in student engagement efforts
  •  The development of guiding documents to inform digital and social strategies

This NDSS volume focuses on the need to integrate a technology-open mindset into all those who work with students. For those in graduate programs seeking a text to help augment their lessons focused on technology or for those practitioners ready to implement digital technology to engage students and one another, this book is for you!

For those interested, the chapters are as follows:

If you’re interested in pre-ordering a copy, please visit: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119316499,subjectCd-ED20.html

If you’re interested in ordering a digital copy of the book or individual chapters, please visit:

We are grateful to all our chapter authors for their willingness to work with us on this project and to Dr. Susan Jones and Dr. Sherry Watt for their support along the way! If you choose to read the volume, we would love to hear your feedback!

Proper volume APA citation:
Cabellon, E. T., & Ahlquist, J. (Eds.). (2016). Engaging the digital generation (New Directions for Student Services, No. 155). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Proper chapter APA citation:
Author(s). (2016). Chapter title. In E. Cabellon & J. Ahlquist (Eds.), Engaging the digital generation (New Directions for Student Services, No. 155, pp. ___ – ____).  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

For example:
Brown, P. (2016). College student development in digital spaces. In E. Cabellon & J. Ahlquist (Eds.), Engaging the digital generation (New Directions for Student Services, No. 155, pp. 59-73). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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