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Faculty & Staff - Tillapaugh, Daniel

Daniel Tillapaugh

331 Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5749

(207) 581-2416 ph
(207) 581-3120 fax


Postdoctoral Fellow in Higher Education


Ph.D.: 2012, University of San Diego
M.Ed.: 2005, University of Maryland
Mus.B.: 2001, Ithaca College

Courses taught at UMaine

HED 561: Developmental Theory in Higher Education
HED 562: Assessing Impact of College on Students
HED 598: Special Topics in Higher Education
HED 690: Internship in Higher Education Seminar


  • College Student Development
  • College Student Leadership Development
  • College Men and Masculinities
  • Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation in Higher Education
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Meaning Making of College Students
  • Qualitative Research Methodolgy

Representative Publications

  • Tillapaugh, D. (in review).  Shattered dreams, reconstructed hopes: Making meaning of one’s quarterlife crisis.
  • Haber-Curran, P. & Tillapaugh, D. (in review).  At the intersection of leadership and learning: A self-study of using student-centered pedagogies in the classroom.
  • Haber-Curran, P. & Tillapaugh, D. (in review).  Leadership learning through student-centered and inquiry-focused approaches to teaching adaptive leadership.
  • Tillapaugh, D. (in review).  “Writing our own rulebook”: Exploring the intersectionality of gay college men.  In D. J. Davis, R. J. Brunn & K. Venegas (Eds.), Intersectionality and research in education.
  • Tillapaugh, D. (in progress).  Journeying through the labyrinth: Understanding how gay men in college make meaning of their multiple identities.
  • Tillapaugh, D. (Winter 2012).  The makings of a ‘professional homosexual.’  ACPA Standing Committee for Men Briefs.  ACPA College Student Educators International: Washington, DC.
  • Tillapaugh, D. (Fall 2011).  Toward an integrated self: Making meaning of the multiple identities of gay college men [white paper]. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Knowledge Community: Washington, DC.
  • Cesarini, T., Facer, D., Fontes, R., Gallagher, K., Galloway, F., Lewis, E., Marx, E., Ortega, A., Theunissen, B., & Tillapaugh, D. (2011).  Evaluation of the Gang Awareness through Mentoring and Education (GAME) Program.  Research Report of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research.  Funded by the University of San Diego.
  • Tillapaugh, D. (2006).  Bad leadership [book review].  Concepts & connections, 14(2).  National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs: College Park, MD.

Related Experience

Instructor, Leadership Studies Minor, 2010 – 2012; University of San Diego
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Sixth College, 2008 – 2010; UC San Diego
Assistant Director of Student Activities, 2005 – 2008; Goucher College
Resident Hall Director, 2001 – 2003; Salem State (College) University

Professional Memberships & Honor Societies

American Educational Research Association
Association for the Study of Higher Education
ACPA – College Student Educators International
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
American Men’s Studies Association
International Leadership Association


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