Amy Hirschy

Amy Hirschy
Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Room 325 - College of Education and Human Development
502-852-0625
amy.hirschy@louisville.edu
College Student Personnel Program

Dr. Hirschy’s curriculum vitae [PDF]

Professional Bio

Amy S. Hirschy, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville. She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina, and B.B.A. from Stetson University. Experiences at private liberal arts colleges and medium and large state institutions inform both her research and teaching. Hirschy is a co-author of the book Rethinking College Student Retention (2014) and the monograph Toward Understanding and Reducing College Student Departure (2004).

Areas of Research and/or Professional Interest

Hirschy's research interests include college student persistence and retention theories, socialization to the student affairs profession, and normative structures in student affairs.

Areas of Teaching

  • Theories of College Student Development
  • Program Development and Assessment in Student Affairs
  • Internship in Student Affairs
  • Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs
  • College Teaching

Recent Publications

  • Hirschy, A. S. (in press). Student retention and institutional success. In J. Schuh, S. R. Jones, & V. Torres (Eds.) Student services: A handbook for the profession, 6th ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Wilson, M. E., Hirschy, A. S., & Braxton, J. M. (in press). Admonitory behavioral norms of campus housing and residence life professionals. Journal of College and University Housing.
  • Wilson, M. E., Liddell, D. L., Hirschy, A. S., & Pasquesi, K. (2016). Professional identity, career commitment, and career entrenchment of midlevel student affairs professionals. Journal of College Student Development, 57, 557-572.
  • Hirschy, A. S., Wilson, M. E., & Braxton, J. M. (2015). Identifying behavioral norms among campus housing and residence life professionals. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 52(4), 359-373.
  • Hirschy, A. S., Wilson, M. E., Liddell, D. L., Boyle, K. M., & Pasquesi, K. (2015). Socialization to student affairs: Early career experiences associated with professional identity development. Journal of College Student Development, 56, 777-793.
  • Hirschy, A. S. (2015). Models of student persistence and retention. In D. Hossler & B. Bontrager (Eds.), The handbook of strategic enrollment management, (pp. 268-280). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.