Jason Lynch, Ph.D.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1694-1302

RECAPP 2020 Award Winner. Founding Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Trauma Studies in Education, an online open-access academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the generation of knowledge regarding mental health and well-being, with a focus on the impact of traumatic stress within the context of Pre K-12 and postsecondary education. Dr. Jason Lynch is a passionate educator and innovative scholar-practitioner. He is a native North Carolinian and first-generation college student, growing up in Whiteville, a small rural town in the southeastern region of the state. His scholarship and teaching is informed by his practical experience in functional areas including Housing & Residence Life, Student Conduct, Leadership Development, Multicultural Affairs, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Assessment & Evaluation, and Statewide System Policy & Governance. He is committed to equipping educators and educational leaders with the tools to provide transformational learning opportunities for students while also fostering the growth and well-being of staff, faculty, and leadership. Learn more about Jason at jasonlynchphd.com or connect via LinkedIn at /in/jasonlynchphd. Education: Ph.D. in Higher Education, Old Dominion University; M.S. in Higher Education Administration, North Carolina State University; B.A. in Psychology & B.S. in Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

There are 16 included publications by Jason Lynch, Ph.D. :

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Breaking The Silence: An Arts-Based Phenomenological Exploration Of Secondary Traumatic Stress In U.S. Student Affairs Professionals 2020 194 Historically, college student affairs personnel have played a crucial role in student development, support, and success. Today, these professionals have found themselves increasingly acting in the capacity of first responders for various student cris...
The Cost Of Caring: An Arts-Based Phenomenological Analysis Of Secondary Traumatic Stress In College Student Affairs 2020 41 Student affairs professionals are often called upon to act as first-responders to students experiencing trauma, leaving them exposed to secondary traumatic stress. In this study, I used phenomenological methods supported by an arts-based research exe...
The Cost Of Professional Helping In Higher Education 2022 23 It is estimated that over half of college student affairs practitioners support students through traumatic life events on at least a monthly basis. This level of trauma exposure leaves professionals at risk of experiencing secondary traumatic stress ...
The Development And Validation Of The Secondary Trauma In Resident Assistants Scale 2017 13 SECONDARY TRAUMATIC STRESS has been described as "the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person" (Figley, 1999, p. 10). College resident assistants often serve as first-responders to students who have experien...
The Development Of The Secondary Trauma In Student Affairs Professionals Scale (STSAP) 2018 52 College student affairs professionals increasingly act as first responders to student crises. This article describes the development and validation of an instrument designed to measure symptoms of secondary trauma within a sample of student affairs p...
Emotional Labor And Well-Being 2020 27 Student affairs work often requires the regular negotiation between felt and displayed emotions. Consider the residential life professional who attends an early morning meeting with only a few hours of sleep after responding to a student crisis. Alth...
Global Policy Impacts On Career Outcomes: An International Student Mobility Case Study 2021 23 Global economic and political trends are increasingly impacting global student mobility patterns. This study sought to understand how changing economic, political, and social factors impact international students’ career and life choices. This compar...
An Interdisciplinary Approach: Using Social Work Praxis To Develop Trauma Resiliency In Live-In Residential Life Staff 2019 21 Live-in college residential life positions often involve extensive and diverse responsibilities including the support of residential students experiencing traumatic life events. While live-in staff undergo extensive training in regard to supporting t...
Letter From The Editor: Introduction to Volume 1, Issue 1 -- Journal of Trauma Studies in Education 2022 12 A letter from the editor to readers of the first issue of the Journal of Trauma Studies in Education, a publication bringing together scholars and scholar-practioners from around the world to explore issues of trauma and stress within the field of ed...
My Wellness Is: An Art-Based Collective Autoethnographic Illustration Of Doctoral Student Wellness In Online Distance Education Environments 2020 19 As online education proliferates, little attention has been given to understanding non-cognitive success factors, such as wellness, in online graduate student success. To begin to address this gap in understanding, this paper aims to explore the expe...
Spiritual Exchange In Pluralistic Contexts: Sharing Narratives Across Worldview Differences 2014 12 GROUNDED IN NARRATIVE INQUIRY, this study explored the ways in which graduate and undergraduate students representing different worldview identities come together in dyads to share stories that reflect their existential and spiritual development. The...
Student Engagement And Affordances For Interaction With Diverse Peers: A Network Analysis 2016 109 This study utilized a network model in order to explore the relationship between patterns of student engagement and affordances for interaction with diverse peers for 12,852 students at 7 universities. The institutions are similar in type and size, w...
Traumatic Stress Responses In North Carolina K-12 Educators During The COVID-19 Pandemic 2021 16 As K-12 educators were called to transition schools online amidst the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, they were expected not only to support students in significantly different contexts, but also to manage their own personal reactions in an en...
Understanding Safety, Victimization And School Climate Among Rural Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth 2018 34 Nearly three decades of research have examined the experiences of LGBTQ students in schools. These include numerous studies documenting elevated rates of school victimization, as well as how an LGBTQ affirming school climate may enhance safety among ...
Uneven Experiences: The Impact Of Student-Faculty Interactions On International Students' Sense Of Belonging 2015 20 This study examines student-faculty interactions in which U.S. professors signal social inclusion or exclusion, facilitating–or inhibiting–international students’ academic goal pursuits. It compares narratives of 40 international students from four p...
Work Environment Factors Impacting The Report Of Secondary Trauma In U.S. Resident Assistants 2019 28 WORKING WITH TRAUMATIZED INDIVIDUALS can have potentially negative impacts on professional support personnel, including cognitive decline, increased anxiety, and declines in physical health. Despite the responsibilities of resident assistants as cris...