Jason Laker, PhD

 Jason Laker

Professor, Counselor Education 

Affiliated Researcher, Ctr for Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality, SFSU. Previously AVP/Dean, Student Affairs; Fellow, Centre for Study of Democracy; Gender Studies Faculty, Queen’s University (Canada). One of 12 Associate Members inducted globally, International Association of Universities; Only North American member, European Training Foundation (a European Commission Agency) International Editorial Board. Publications: 4 books, 28 articles/chapters.

Education

  • Ph.D., Higher Education Organization & Administration/Student Affairs, University of Arizona
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Adams State University
  • B.S., Interpersonal & Public Communication/Broadcasting & Cinematic Arts, Central Michigan University

Recent Publications

  • Laker, J. (2019). Academic curriculum. In Tillapaugh, D. & McGowen, B. (Eds.), Men and Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices for Supporting College Men’s Development. Sterling, VA: Stylus.

  • Klobassa, V & Laker, J. (2018). Student conduct and policy violations: Gender-aware restorative justice practice. In Catalano, C., Wagner, R. & Davis, T. (Eds.), Gender-Aware Practices: Intersectional approaches to applying masculinities in student affairs. (New Directions in Student Services, No. 164). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  • Laker, J., Deželan, T., & Kos, D. (2018). The relevance of extracurricular activities for citizenship: Why cutting budget for student associational activity is a bad policy. Annales (Slovenia), 4 (28), 827-840.

  • Laker, J. & Davis, T. (2016). Unfinished business, dirty laundry, and hope for multicultural campus communities. In McClellan, G. & Stringer, J. (Eds.) Handbook of student affairs administration, 4th Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  • Laker, J. & Davis, T. (Eds.) (2011). Masculinities in higher education: Theoretical and practical considerations. New York: Routledge.

Recent Presentations

  • Anatomy of a Scandal: Surviving Political, Media and Litigation Dramas (with Rickey Hall), ACPA 2019
  • Panelist, Supporting College Men’s Development: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices (w/Kyle Ashlee, Jonathan McElderry, Brian McGowan, and Dan Tillapaugh), NASPA 2019

  • Student Code Meets Bedroom: Reconciling Rules and Realities of Sexual Consent Communication, NASPA 2019

  • Demystifying sexual consent communication, TEDxSJSU, 2018

  • Yes, No, Maybe, See How it Goes, It Just Happened: Realities, Complexities and Possibilities of Students’ Sexual Consent Communication (with Erica Boas), NASPA West, 2018

  • Beyond campus climate surveys: Assessing and improving campus climate using appreciative inquiry methods (w/Robin Parker and Rickey Hall), NASPA 2018

  • Understanding sexual consent communication from Womxn’s perspectives (w/Erica Boas, Angeles De Santos-Quezada & Alisala Nunes), Summer Institute on Sexuality, Center for Research & Education on Gender & Sexuality, San Francisco State University, 2018.

Noteworthy Grants and Awards

  • Recipient, SJSU Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Assigned Time Award, 2019-2024
  • Recipient, Annuit Coeptis Award-Senior Professional, American College Personnel Association (ACPA), 2017
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2016-17
  • Namesake, Jason Laker Scholarship, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Men & Masculinities Knowledge Community, established in 2016
  • Faculty Award for Excellence, Center for Community Learning & Leadership, San José State University, 2015
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), American College Personnel Association Foundation, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2015-17
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA), “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2016-17
  • Research Grant (with Co-PI Erica Boas), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region VI, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2015-16
  • RSCA assigned time award, Lurie College of Education, “Sexual Coercion and Violence in College: Reforming Policies and Practices for Consent Education and Personal Agency,” 2015-16

Areas of Research Interest

Areas of Research Interest

  • Citizenship & Democratic Education
  • Gender-Based Violence Prevention
  • International and Comparative Higher Education
  • Men & Masculinities

Recommended Reading

Personality Playlist

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