Faculty Member

Dr. Kevin R. McClure

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Department of Educational Leadership

EB 382

910.962.7819
mcclurek@uncw.edu
www.kevinrmcclure.com

About

Dr. Kevin R. McClure is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Watson College of Education. He also coordinates the higher education specialization of the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Dr. McClure earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his B.A. in History and Spanish from the University of Richmond. Prior to joining the department, Dr. McClure held various professional positions in academic affairs and international programs at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is active and in several professional organizations, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Dr. McClure is an expert in higher education finance, administration, and management. He is an expert in college affordability, privatization, student housing, and public regional universities. His research can be found in print or forthcoming in the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Journal of Student Affairs Research and PracticeJournal of Student Financial Aid, Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, Philanthropy & Education, Innovative Higher Education, Policy Futures in Education, Academe, International Journal of Educational Development, and Compare: A Journal of International and Comparative Education. A regular blogger, he has authored opinion and advice pieces for popular outlets like The Chronicle of Higher Education. Recent research projects include a study of patterns in giving by philanthropic foundations to higher education institutions, which won the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s 2016 John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement. He is also actively working on several projects examining the role of public regional universities in higher education access and affordability.

Courses Taught

Master’s level
EDL 552: Critical Issues in Higher Education
EDL 555: Legal Issues in Higher Education
EDL 560: Introduction to Higher Education Practice
EDL 595: Higher Education in a Global Context
EDL 595: Why Does College Cost So Much?

Doctoral level
EDL 630: Organization and Governance
EDL 635: Academic Culture and Learning
EDL 632: Higher Education Finance

Research Interests

Higher education finance
Higher education administration
Higher education management and leadership                                                                 
Philanthropy in higher education
Public regional universities
Comparative education

Professional Memberships

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Recent Publications

McClure, K. R., & Titus, M. A. (2018). Spending up the ranks? The relationship between institutional striving for prestige and administrative expenditures at public research universities. Journal of Higher Education. DOI 10.1080/00221546.2018.1449.079.
 
Vamosiu, A., McClure, K. R., & Titus, M. A. (2018). Economies of scale and scope at public master’s institutions: Evidence accounting for spatial interdependency. Education Economics, 26(5), 516-533.

McClure, K. R., & Ryder, A.J. (2018). The costs of belonging: How spending money influences social relationships in college. Journal of Student Affairs Research and      Practice, 55(2), 196-209.

McClure, K. R., Frierson, L.+, Hall, A.+, & Ostlund, K.+ (2017). Patterns in giving by philanthropic foundations to higher education institutions: A state-level social network analysis. Philanthropy & Education, 1(1), 1-28.
* John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding In-Progress Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement (CASE)

McClure, K. R., Ryder, A. J., & Mauk, A. J. (2017). It all adds up: Examining and enhancing campus climate for affordability in college. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 47(2), 23-46.

McClure, K. R. (2017). Arbiters of effectiveness and efficiency: The frames and strategies of management consulting firms in U.S. higher education reform. Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, 39(5), 575-89.

McClure, K. R., DeVita, J. M., & Ryder, A. J. (2017). Public-private partnerships in college student housing: Lessons from three institutions. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 43(2), 72-92.
* Betty L. Harrah Journal Manuscript of the Year Award (ACUHO-I)

Titus, M. A., Vamosiu, A., McClure, K. R. (2016). Are public master’s universities cost efficient? A stochastic frontier and spatial analysis. Research in Higher Education, 58(5), 469-96.      

McClure, K. R., & Teitelbaum, K. (2016). Leading schools of education in the context of academic capitalism: How deans respond to state policy changes. Policy Futures in Education, 14(6), 793-809.

McClure, K. R. (2016). Building the innovative and entrepreneurial university: An institutional case study of administrative academic capitalism. Journal of Higher Education, 87(4), 516-543.

Service

Provost’s Advisory Council
Budget Committee, UNCW Faculty Senate
Faculty Senator, UNCW Faculty Senate
Advisory Board, UNCW Center for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Leadership
Editorial Board, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice

Website

www.kevinrmcclure.com

Additional Information

Vita