Zak Foste is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at the University of Kansas. His research critically explores whiteness in American higher education. This work examines both how whiteness functions to underwrite racially hostile and unwelcoming campus climates for Students of Color and the ways in which white college students understand their relationship to race and whiteness. His most recent work has examined how whiteness structures students’ experiences in campus residence halls and community service-learning programs. Zak received his bachelors degree in sociology and political science from Western Illinois University, his masters degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from The Ohio State University.