Adam M. McCready
Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Higher Education and Student Affairs
Affiliate Faculty, UConn Center for mHealth and Social Media
Expertise: College student experience; Gendered climates in higher education; College men and masculinities; Effects of racism on social media on college students of Color
Ph.D. in Higher Education – Boston College
M.A. in College Student Personnel – Bowling Green State University
B..S in Environmental Studies – The George Washington University
Adam M. McCready serves as Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Higher Education & Student Affairs at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. His research critically examines the college student experience with the intent of identifying and challenging oppressive structures in education. He has studied students’ experiences in historically white college social fraternities, college men and masculinities, and the relationship between social media use and students’ attitudes, behaviors and experiences. His research has been published in Psychology of Men & Masculinities, Research in Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Adam serves as the Editor for the Journal of Sorority and Fraternity Life Research and Practice, and served as the Vice Chair for Scholarship and Research for the ACPA Coalition on Men & Masculinities from January 2020 to December 2021.
Prior to his faculty career, Adam worked for the Department of Residential Life at MIT as Assistant Director of Fraternities, Sororities and Independent Living Groups from 2011 to 2014. He received the MIT Infinite Mile for Student Life Award in 2014, the Institute’s highest honor for student affairs professionals. He served as the Coordinator of Greek Life in the Office of Student Involvement & Leadership at the University of New Hampshire from 2007 to 2011.
McCready, A. M., Selznick, B. S., & Duran, A. (2023). Will anything change? Examining historically white fraternity members’ development of openness to diversity in contemporary times. Research in Higher Education. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-023-09732-z
McCready, A. M., Dahl, L. S. (2023). A longitudinal examination of masculinity and hazing endorsement among fraternity men. Innovative Higher Education, 48(1), 39–54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10755-022-09597-7
McCready, A. M., Schutts, J., & McCreary, G. R. (2022). Fraternities as settings for sexual assault: An examination of the relationships of traditional masculine norms climates and sexual assault mindsets. Psychology of Men & Masculinities, 23(2), 222–232. https://doi.org/10.1037/men0000375
Rowan-Kenyon, H. T., McCready, A. M., Martínez Alemán, A. M., & Barone, N. (2022). Does experiencing racialized aggressions on social media influence perceptions about the campus racial climate? Research in Higher Education, 63, 610–630. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-021-09662-8
Rowan-Kenyon, H. T., & McCready, A. M., Martínez Alemán, & Yarri, A. (2022). ^^KWIM? BRB: How do emerging adults communicate differently than previous generations? In T. A. Duncan, & A. Buskirk-Cohen (Eds.) Cultivating success: A multi-faceted approach to working with emerging adults in higher education (pp. 68-81). Oxford University Press.
McCready, A. M., Rowan-Kenyon, H. T., Martínez Alemán, A. M., & Barone, N. (2021). Students of color, mental health, and racialized aggressions on social media. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. 58(2), 179-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2020.1853555
Rowan-Kenyon, H. T., McCready, A. M., Martínez Alemán, A. M., & Barone, N. (2021). Measuring racist aggressions on social media and the effects on U.S. college students of color: An instrument validation. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 54(3), 156-172. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2020.1827437
McCready, A. M. (2020). Collective fraternity chapter masculine norm climates as predictors of social dominance hazing motivations. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 57(5), 532-545. https://doi.org/10.1080/19496591.2019.1669455
|Office Location||Gentry Building 240E|
|Courses||EDLR 5102: Foundations of Assessment in Higher Education and Student Affairs|
EDLR 5103: Assessment Practices in Higher Education and Student Affairs
EDLR 5107: Organization, Leadership and Administration in Higher Education and Student Affairs
EDLR 5117: College Student Development: Theory and Pratice
EDLR 5092.020: Fostering the Scholar-Practitioner Identity in Student Affairs
ELDR 5092.001: Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs
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