Dr. Amanda L. Mollet (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Higher Education Administration program at the University of Kansas. She also serves as the coordinator for the master’s program. Dr. Mollet received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa where she also spent a year in a visiting assistant professor position before transitioning to KU. Her research explores questions of equity and inclusion from individual, organizational, and ecological perspectives. Dr. Mollet primarily focuses on experiences of students, faculty, and staff with historically minoritized sexual and gender identities; extending her dissertation work, her research on asexuality and asexual students’ experiences continue challenging existing norms and understandings of sexuality.
Amanda's previous educational experiences include receiving her master's degree in college student development from Oklahoma State University and her bachelor of science in political science and speech communication from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Diversity leadership
- Qualitative methods
- College students
- Campus environments
- College student development
With nearly a decade of experience in residence life and housing before receiving her doctorate, Amanda merges her professional experience with her research knowledge serving on the editorial board for the Journal of College and University Student Housing. She also served on the editorial board for the Journal of College Student Development’s Research in Brief. With her commitment to professional service, Amanda served in many leadership roles with ACPA including as a Governing Board Member-at-large, Chair of Graduate Students and New Professionals, Convention Planning Team, and currently as the Scholar-in-Residence for the Coalition for Sexual and Gender Identities. She has also contributed to ASHE as a discussant, chair, and program reviewer.
At KU, Amanda serves as the program coordinator for the higher education administration master's program, is a member of the Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council, and a program reviewer for the LGBTQ+ Research Symposium.
Selected Awards & Honors
2020 - 2022