Daryl Healea

Part-Time Instructor

Daryl Healea is the assistant dean for curriculum & enrollment services at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. Dean Healea has had an extensive history with Boston University, serving with Residence Life for fifteen years and teaching as a lecturer with Wheelock College of Education & Human Development’s Higher Education Administration program for over a decade. His scholarly and professional research interests include the history of American higher education, student affairs partnering with academic affairs, and the place of character education, religion, and ethics in higher education. He is currently making final revisions to his first book based on his dissertation research, Daniel L. Marsh and the Spectacular Development of Boston University.

Dean Healea provides consultation for departments and programs regarding all aspects of curriculum development, including the implementation of Boston University’s first university-wide general education program (the BU Hub). He serves as a liaison to the Dean, the Provost, the Registrar and other College/School leadership regarding a wide array of operational matters such as classroom scheduling, enrollment planning, navigation of the student information system (UIS), and training of staff and faculty on matters related to enrollment management. He represents the College in data collection, assessment, and research projects from the University’s task force on evaluating teaching to its most recent 10-year accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). He oversees the creation of a master schedule consisting of nearly 10,000 course sections each year in the college and graduate school. Dean Healea also oversees the promulgating of professional development opportunities for administrative staff within the College. He earned a B.A. from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he studied Religion and Philosophy, and both an M.Div. and an Ed.D. from Boston University. When he’s not running around Boston, he can be found with his family, fishing, kayaking, or throwing the football.

B.A. - Samford University, 1997
M.Div. - Boston University, 2001
Ed.D. - Boston University, 2011

SED AP 553
SED AP 555
SED AP 605
SED AP 610
SED AP 615

Healea, C.D. (2018) From boom to bust?: The changing landscape of student enrollment in higher education, NASPA Enrollment Management KC Fall Newsletter, https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/from-boom-to-bust-the-changing-landscape-of-student-enrollment-in-higher-ed.

Healea, C.D., and Hale, P.J. (2016) Reaching out: Challenges and opportunities of recruiting a diverse staff of resident assistants. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 42(3), 66-79.

Healea, C.D. (invited guest editor, November 2015). Special issue: The work of faculty-in-residence in North American higher education, WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 52(3), 471-523.

Healea, C.D., Scott, J.H., and McMahon, S.J. The work of faculty-in-residence: An introduction and literature review.

Healea, C.D., Ribera, R.A. Rhett Talks: The development, implementation, and assessment of a faculty-in-residence event.

Healea, C.D. Sounding board: Whither goest the future of faculty-in-residence work?

Healea, C.D. (2013) Bridging the great divide: Faculty-in-residence, student success, and effective collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs,” Excellence in Practice, NASPA KC Fall Publication, 46-47.

Healea, C.D., Champney, B., and Hickman-Maynard, T. (2012). Calculating for cognition in competency development: Using Blackboard technology to advance the assessment of student leader training. Journal of Technology in Student Affairs, 39(2), http://studentaffairs.com/ejournal/Winter_2013/UsingBlackboardTechnology.html.

Healea, C.D. (2005). Character education with resident assistants: A model for developing character on college campuses. Journal of Education, 186(1), 65-77.

Healea, C.D. (2003). In unexpected places: Religion in popular culture. Religious Studies Review, 29(2), 143-149.

Shaffer, H.J., Freed, C.R., and Healea, C.D. (2002). Gambling disorders among homeless persons with substance use disorders seeking treatment at a community center. Psychiatric Services, 53(9), 1112-1117.

Healea, C.D., Trevett-Smith, M., and Wheeler, B. (November 2018). Learning re-considered: Leveraging the research literature to optimize student learning. Research and best practices paper proposed to the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Providence, RI.

Healea, C.D. (2018, July). The Changing landscape of student enrollment in higher education: Big challenges, but also big opportunities. Keynote address delivered at the NASPA Region I Drive-in Conference, Enrollment and Retention: What Student Affairs Professionals Need to Know, Regis College, Weston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2016, May). Lessons from the Other Side: A Pedagogy for Student Affairs. Keynote address delivered at Student Affairs Divisional Day, Stonehill College, Easton, MA.

Healea, C.D., and Hale, P. J. (2015, November). Reaching out: Challenges and opportunities of recruiting a diverse staff. Research and best practices paper proposed to the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Manchester, NH.

Healea, C.D. (2015, April). Rhett Talks: An attempt to measure learning outside the classroom. Invited presenter to Assessment Symposium, Boston University Office of the Provost, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2015, April). The idea of Boston University. Invited presenter to TEDxBU, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2015, February). Mark Hopkins and the log: The importance of student-faculty interactions in the research and practice of student success in college. Invited presenter to School of Education, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2015, January). Boston Personalism: The great idea that drew Martin Luther King, Jr. to Boston University. Invited presenter to January RA Training, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2014, November). Learn to speak Faculty. Research and best practices paper presented as a panel at the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Newport, RI.

Healea, C.D. (2014, October). Learning, virtue, and piety: A short history of Boston University and its presidents. Guest lecturer for the Fall Get Trained Series, Boston University Human Resources, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2014, October). BU women and the pioneering of the modern university: A history. Invited presenter to Fall RA Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2013, December). The next big thing is already here & other stories of innovation in student affairs. Keynote address delivered at the annual drive in conference for the Mass. Division of ACPA-College Student Educators International, Newbury College, Brookline, MA.

Healea, C.D. (2013, November). Deans of women and the little-told story of how student affairs was pioneered. Research and best practices paper presented at the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Rockport, ME.

Healea, C.D. (2013, November). From “a necessary evil” to a learning imperative: A short history of student affairs. Research and best practices webinar presented for the Investing in our Future series for NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (www.naspa.org).

Healea, C.D. (2012, November). Bridging the great divide: Faculty-in-residence, student success, and effective collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs. Research and best practices paper presented at the NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Mystic, CT.

Healea, C.D. (2012, October). Irreducible inequalities and the silver unicorn: A short history of John Silber’s Boston University presidency, 1971 – 1996. Invited presenter to Fall RA Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Healea, C.D., Champney, B., and Hickman-Maynard, T. (2010, November). Cairns of cognition and competency development: Reaching the next ridge in assessing RA training. Research and best practices paper presented at the NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region I Conference, Manchester, NH.

Healea, C.D. (2007, February). C.E.R.A.: A model for developing character on your campus. Revised research and best practices paper presented at the Latino Student Leadership Conference, Boston, MA.

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