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Christian L. Steinmetz

Assistant Professor, General Faculty
Programs Coordinator
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 286
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008
M.Ed., University of Portland, 1997
B.A., Eastern Oregon University, 1993
Biography

Christian Steinmetz is an Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Doctoral and M.Ed. programs in Higher Education.  Her previous work as a student affairs administer informs and influences her teaching in Student Affairs and College Student Development as well as her research interest in the psychosocial development of students from low-income backgrounds.

EDLF 5810: Introduction to Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the range of topics, theoretical frameworks, and research strategies appropriate to the study of higher education.
EDLF 5820: Organization & Management of Colleges and Universities
Credits: 3
This course introduces college and university management functions, organizational arrangement, administrative style and behavior, functional areas of administrative operations, decision-making, and long-range planning.
EDLF 5830: College Student Experience
Credits: 3
This course examines trends and changes in the characteristics of college students and institutions they attend, as well as the larger social context in which they operate. It will explore emerging theories and methodologies that address student experience and research related to how college affects students.
EDLF 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 6020: Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course explores the dynamics of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in higher education policy, theory, and practice. Using a variety of theoretical frames and emerging research, the course will examine group differences in experience and perspective within American higher education.
EDLF 6030: Student Affairs in Colleges and Universities
Credits: 3
This course is a survey of current theory and practice in student affairs programming, organizations, and administration in institutions of higher education. It emphasizes philosophy, services provided, and trends and issues within the profession, including research and literature analysis.
EDLF 7110: Professional Seminar in Higher Ed.
Credits: 1
Orientation to graduate study, research ethics, scholarly writing, professional preparation for career paths in higher education, and analysis of internship experience.
EDLF 7120: Master's Capstone in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This course is the culminating experience for the M.Ed. in Higher Education and prepares students for leadership roles in their professions by providing a high quality cumulative experience that integrates prior theory and content into practice.
EDLF 7130: College Student Development
Credits: 3
This course promotes an understanding of contemporary, traditional-aged college students from sociological, psychological, and historical perspectives. Topics include the social and cultural context of entering college students, student development theory, student outcomes assessment, student attrition, and the dynamics of student change.
EDHS 7200: Counseling Student Athletes
Credits: 3
How has the life of former Heisman trophy winner Ricky Williams been affected by social anxiety? What kind of resilience did Katie Hnida need to become the first female kicker in college football? In this graduate level course, we will learn and practice effective counseling skills for use with student athletes in individual and group settings.
EDLF 7610: Research in Higher Education, Student Affairs and Athletic Administration
Credits: 3
This course is designed to introduce the quantitative and qualitative social science research process to students, as well as to help familiarize students with some of the more popular forms of assessment within the fields of higher education, student affairs, and athletic administration.
EDLF 8384: Lab of Practice of Qualitative Inquiry
Credits: 1
This Lab of Practice complements qualitative fieldwork methods in educational settings focusing specifically on observations, interviews, artifacts, and beginning data reduction and analysis that are the focus of EDLF 8383: Qualitative Inquiry. The Lab is an opportunity to engage in fieldwork on a very small scale allowing for practicing the major qualitative methods for generating qualitative data.
EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry for Practitioners with Data Management and Analysis
Credits: 3
Focus is given to Problems of Practice (POPs) through systematic quantitative inquiry, specifically focusing on survey processes, questions and strategies used to conduct meaningful inquiry in educational settings. The course begins with the process for survey development followed by basic statistical processes and procedures for organizing and analyzing data from surveys. A co-requisite for the class is EDLF 8386: Survey Lab of Practice.
EDLF 8386: Lab of Practice of Survey Inquiry
Credits: 1
This Lab of Practice complements EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry. The Lab provides a structured opportunity to engage in survey work on a very small scale allowing for practicing the main ideas focused on in EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry.
EDLF 8648: College Student Development
Credits: 3
This course promotes an understanding of contemporary, traditional-aged college students from sociological, psychological, and historical perspectives. Topics include the social and cultural context of entering college students, student development theory, student outcomes assessment, student attrition, and the dynamics of student change.
EDLF 8985: Master's Internship: SAPHE
Credits: 1–12
Students in the Students Affairs Practice in Higher Education (SAPHE) program are required to serve about 20 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters in an internship related to their studies. In this weekly seminar, they discuss and analyze their internship experience.
EDLF 8991: Masters Capstone Project SAPHE
Credits: 3
Final course in SAPHE sequence where students complete capstone project and cover topics related to professional development.
EDLF 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member. Opportunities are arranged by the students with the assistance of the sponsoring faculty member.
EDLF 9810: Research Seminar in Higher Education
Credits: 3
This is a seminar for advanced doctoral students, in which they develop research topics and strategies and write the qualifying paper.
EDLF 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDLF 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Under close faculty guidance, students work on an area of interest not covered by the curriculum. A plan of study must be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDLF 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.