Curriculum Vitae

Terrance M. Paape


M.A. Innovations in Undergraduate Multicultural Teaching & Learning, Expected May 2012, University of Minnestoa – Twin Cities. Advisor: Jeanne Higbee

M.A. Educational Policy & Administration – Higher Education, May 2011, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Advisor: Rebecca Ropers-Huilmann, Thesis: Creating Inclusive and Accessible  Learning Spaces for First Year Undergraduate Students.

Certificate Innovations in Undergraduate Multicultural Teaching and Learning, May 2011, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

B.S. Political Science – Law & Politics, 2009, Edgewood College, Minor: Women’s & Gender Studies.

Teaching/Advising/Programming Experiences

Undergraduate Programs Advisor – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (February 2011 – Present)

  • Advised students enrolled in the Human Resource Development and Business and Marketing Education undergraduate programs in the College of Education and Human Development.
  • Developed student outreach programs to market advising department services to under served student populations.
  • Developed online advising tools to assist students in monitoring their academic progress, including program and registration tools.
  • Successfully launched a Skype advising program to provide limited advising services to students.

Student Life Intern – Century College, White Bear Lake, MN (February 2010 – May 2010)

  • Developed leadership skills assessment for Student Senate Officers
  • Co-advised and coached Student Senate officers on goal development and interpersonal skills
  • Created events and judicial databases for Student Life division to track records
  • Co-advised the Planning and Activities Committee and assisted with all-campus events.
  • Developed club resource materials

Freshman Advising and Registration Peer Assistant, Edgewood College, Madison WI (2006 – 2009)

  • Assisted incoming freshman with first semester course selection
  • Helped students identify potential major of interest
  • Guided students through online registration process

Resident Assistant, Edgewood College, Madison, WI (2007 – 2008)

  • Developed and assisted with residence life programming for 594 resident students.
  • Co-managed residence hall floor of 64 students.
  • Collaborated with Office of Student Activities and Campus Activities Bard in planning night and weekend activities.
  • Mediated the resolution of roommate conflicts.
  • Served as first responder for hall/floor related emergencies/crisis.
  • Acted as a information/referral agent for campus and community resources.
  • Served as an advocate and ally for all campus students.

Research Interests

  • Equity & access in Higher Education  for underrepresented students
  • Student/Faculty Engagement
  • Queer Student Development
  • First year experience for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender students
  • Multicultural Teaching and Learning

Service & Engagement

Minnesota College Personnel Association

  • Graduate Student Liaison (UMNTC) – MCPA Board of Directors (2010-2011)

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA)

  • At-Large Director/Representative to the Board of Regents (2011-2012)
  • Vice President for Public Affairs (2010-2011)
  • Vice President for Student Affairs (2010-2011)
  • Public Affairs Assistant (2009-2010)

Graduate Students in Education and Human Development (GradSHED)

  • Representative to GAPSA, Executive Board Member (2009-2010)

Student Senate Consultative Committee

  • Nominating Subcommittee  Chair (2010-2011)

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group on Educational Access

  • Student Member (2009-Present)

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group on Sexuality Studies

  • Student Member (2009-Present)

Campus Committee on Student Behavior

  • Student Member (appointed 2009-2011)


  • SPSS/SAS Data Analysis Packages
  • Large/Small Group Facilitation
  • Critical Multicultural Education
  • Social Justice Education
  • LGBT History and Activism
  • Government and Policy

Papers and Presentations

Paape, T.M. (2010), College’s Impact on Gay Student Identity Development, Unpublished paper

Paape, T.M. (2009), One Size Fits All : An Exploration of Minority Student Retention Practices in Higher Education, Unpublished paper

Paape, T.M. (2008), Overcoming Institutionalized Homophobia in Higher Education: A Campus Climate Study, Presented at Edgewood College on November 11th , 2008

Canovan, A.R. & Paape, T.M. (2008), Drop That Label! Dealing with Harassing and Derogatory Language in Residence Halls, Presented at Edgewood College August 27th, 2008


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