Jenny L. Small


Jenny L. Small was most recently the Research Coordinator for the Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College. Dr. Small holds a Ph.D. from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. from Brandeis University. Her research has focused on the spiritual lives of religiously diverse college students and how students use language to define their identities. Her first book, entitled Understanding College Students’ Spiritual Identities: Varied Faiths, Different Worldviews, is available from Hampton Press. Dr. Small’s work is also available in Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, About Campus, and Religion & Education, and in chapters in edited volumes. She currently serves as the chair of the ACPA Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Meaning and as an associate editor of Journal of College and Character.

Author's Books

Making Meaning

Embracing Spirituality, Faith, Religion, and Life Purpose in Student Affairs


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