Terry Martinez

A chapter by Dean of Students Terry Martinez is included in Crisis, Compassion, and Resiliency in Student Affairs. The book was recently published by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), an international organization of higher education student affairs administrators.

The edited volume was featured as one of the “Selected New Books on Higher Education” in the March 24 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

According to NASPA, “the book explores how to apply triage practices—doing what matters most in the moment during a crisis event—to support the holistic well-being of students and staff through both institutional crises as well as daily critical incidents.”

Martinez’s chapter focuses on using a trauma-informed approach (usually utilized in therapeutic counseling) when dealing with students in crisis.

Martinez recently began a two-year term as a NASPA board member. Selected by her peers, she serves as the director of Region II, one of NASPA’s largest, representing constituents from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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