Dr. Russ Hodges

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The Current Landscape of Developmental Education Policies and Reforms: Implications for Learning Support Professionals

Russ Hodges has been employed at Texas State University for the past 34 years.  He is an associate professor in the College of Education at Texas State University (TXST), where he co-created and teaches graduate courses in the doctoral and master's program in developmental education. Dr. Hodges also coordinates the university's learning frameworks courses for undergraduates. His current research focuses on postsecondary student success interventions including student success courses, peer-mentoring, peer-tutoring and academic coaching. In addition, he conducts research on current policy within our field. Among his many publications, Dr. Hodges is co-author of Academic Transformation: The Road to College Success (2015, 3rd ed., Pearson), and co-editor of Handbook for Training Peer Tutors and Mentors (2012, CRLA & Cengage).

Dr. Hodges has held leadership positions including treasurer and president of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), chair of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA), and co-founder and current co-editor of the Journal of College Academic Support Programs (J-CASP).

Dr. Hodges has received many awards throughout his career including the Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Award, TXST, 2020; Gladys R. Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Education Students Award, National Association for Developmental Education, 2016; Distinguished Teaching Award, CRLA, 2015; Teaching Award of Honor, TXST Alumni Association, 2015; National Fellow, CLADEA, 2009; Lifetime Achievement Award, College Academic Support Programs, 2008, and the Robert Griffin Long and Outstanding Service Award, CRLA, 2007.