J. Patrick Biddix is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include college student involvement outcomes, technology in higher education, and research design. He teaches graduate courses in research methodologies, assessment and evaluation, and special topics in higher education and student affairs. In 2015, he received a Fulbright Award to study college student technology use in Montreal, Canada.
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Biddix received his PhD in Education with a Concentration in Higher Education from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Institutional Research from the University of Missouri in St. Louis as well as an MA in Higher Education Administration from the University of Mississippi and a BA in Classical Civilization from the University of Tennessee. His published research includes articles in top-tier student affairs and communication technology journals.
Currently, Biddix is co-authoring the 2nd edition textbook of Assessment in Student Affairs. In 2014, he completed a grant-funded study focusing on educational outcomes of membership in a National Panhellenic Conference sorority. His published research includes articles in top-tier student affairs and communication technology journals.
Biddix is and active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and a regular presenter at Annual Conference. He is an editorial board member for the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. He also had been a member of the editorial board for Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors since 2006 served as Editor from 2009-2013. In 2014, he completed a grant-funded study on educational outcomes of membership in a National Panhellenic Conference sorority.
Biddix is an appointed member to the University of Tennessee Institutional Review Board (IRB), the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee, and serves the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in a number of capacities including serving an academic program coordinator, accreditation liaison, program review coordinator, and graduate student advisor. His current external service includes elected membership to a local school board and appointment to a national commission on hazing awareness and prevention.
Biddix worked for six years as Associate Professor and Higher Education Program Coordinator at Valdosta State University and spent four years as a student affairs professional in fraternity/sorority life at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Valdosta State University, he secured over $900,000 in grant funding to create and the sustain master’s program. He also was the recipient of the College of Education’s Faculty Excellence in Professional Service Award in 2010 and 2011, served on the Institutional Review Board for four years included appointment as Vice Chair in 2010, and was selected as an AERA Division J Emerging Scholar in 2008.