Dissertation survey: Secondary Traumatic Stress in U.S. Higher Education

June 27, 2016


My name is Jason Lynch, doctoral candidate in the Higher Education program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.  I am writing to you today in hopes that you might assist me in my dissertation pilot study by participating in a 10 minute survey.  I would also be deeply grateful if you would consider distributing this email to your colleagues and/or graduate students.  I have included a very brief description of the topic below.

As higher education professionals we are often tasked with supporting students through various life experiences, including trauma. However, we may rarely stop to understand the ripple effects of student trauma on ourselves and our organizations. Consider helping me in my dissertation pilot study to better understand the phenomenon of secondary trauma in U.S. higher education by taking 10 minutes to complete the survey below.

ALL higher education professionals at all levels, graduate students in a student affairs program, and student affairs affiliated faculty are welcome to participate, regardless of their functional area or experience supporting students through trauma. Also, please consider forwarding this message to your colleagues. 

If you are interested, I will be sharing a link to a preliminary description of my findings if I reach my goal of 400 participants.