Associate Professor, Higher Education

Program Coordinator, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration

Department of Educational Leadership

Watson College of Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington

 

Education Building 380

601 S. College Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28403

Education
 

PhD, International Education Policy, University of Maryland

2014

 

Dissertation: Beyond Academic Capitalism: Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Institutional Ethos at a Public Research University [Download here]

 

MA, International Education Policy, University of Maryland

2009

 

BA, History and Spanish, University of Richmond

2007

 

Select Publications
 

Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

2010 - present

In the Pipeline

[1] McClure, K. R. (Under review). Institutions of opportunity: Using presidents’ narratives to retell the story of public regional universities.

[2] McClure, K. R. (Under review). Amenities in higher education: Shifting from rhetoric to research. 

Peer-reviewed Articles

[1] McClure, K. R., & Titus, M. A. (accepted). Spending up the ranks? The relationship between striving for prestige and administrative expenditures at U.S. public research universities. Journal of Higher Education.

[2] Ryder, A. J., & McClure K. R. (2018). The costs of belonging: How spending influences social relationships in college. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice55(2), 196-209.

[3] 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 Economics26(5), 516-533.

[4] McClure, K. R., Ostlund, K., Hall, A., & Frierson, L. (2017). Philanthropic giving by foundations to higher education institutions: A state-level social network analysis. Philanthropy & Education1(1), 1-28. 

 

Winner of the John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding In-Progress Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement, CASE

[5] McClure, K. R., DeVita, J. M., & Ryder, A. (2017). Public-private partnerships in college student housing: Lessons from three institutionsJournal of College and University Student Housing, 43(2), 72-92.

Winner of the Betty L. Harrah Journal Manuscript of the Year Award, ACUHO-I

[6] 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.

 

[7] 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.

[8] 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.

 

[9] McClure, K. R., & Teitelbaum, K. (2016). Leading schools of education in the context of academic capitalism: Deans' responses to state policy changes in North Carolina. Policy Futures in Education14(6), 793-809.

 

[10] McClure, K. R. (2016). Birnbaum revisited: The next generation of higher education management fads. Academe, 102(5).

 

[11] McClure, K. R. (2016). Building the innovative and entrepreneurial university: An institutional case study of administrative academic capitalism. The Journal of Higher Education87(4).

 

[12] McClure, K. R. (2015). Exploring curricular transformation to promote innovation and entrepreneurship: An institutional case study. Innovative Higher Education40(5), 429-442. [Download here]

 

[113] McClure, K. R. (2013). Education for economic growth or human development? The capabilities approach and the World Bank’s Basic Education Project in Turkey. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 44(3), 472-492. [Download here]

 

[14] McClure, K. R., Szelenyi, K., Niehaus, E., Anderson, A., & Reed, J. (2010). ‘We just don’t have the possibility yet’: U.S. Latina/o narratives on study abroad. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 47(3), 367-86. [Download here]

 

[15] McClure, K. R. (2009). Madrasas and Pakistan’s education agenda: Western media misrepresentation and policy recommendations. International Journal of Educational Development, 29(4), 334-41. [Download here]

 

Book Chapters

 

[1] McClure, K. R., Yazan, B., & Selvi, A. F. (2016). Reframing the national narrative: Curricula reform and history textbooks in Turkey’s EU era. In J. Williams (Ed.), Textbooks, identity, nation and state. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

 

Online and Opinion Articles

 

[1] McClure, K. R. (2018). The problem with calling UMBC a Cinderella. The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Available here]

 

[2] McClure, K. R. (2016). Be wary of easy answers to higher ed problems. Academe Blog. [Available here]

 

[2] McClure, K. R. (2015). How one building reveals what's wrong with higher education. The Chronicle of HIgher Education. [Available here]

 

[3] McClure, K. R. (2014). Albert Einstein, alt-ac pioneer. Vitae: A Service of The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Available here]

 

[4] McClure, K. R. (2013). Higher education’s reform-industrial complex. The Chronicle of Higher Education. [Available here]

 

[5] McClure, K. R. (2013). Developments in higher education’s entrepreneurial turn. Privatisation in Education Research Initiative. 

 

[6] McClure, K. R. (2011) Turkey's eastern question: Educational disparities and EU accession. The Washington Review of Turkish and Eurasian Affairs. [Available here]

 

 

Select Presentations
 

2010 - present

[1] McClure K. R., Eppenstein-Anderson, P.+, & Thorndike, S.+ (2018, May). Getting our story out: How public regional universities fundraise and engage with philanthropic foundations. Higher Education Public Policy Forum.

 

[2] McClure, K. R. (2017, November). Delivering on the promise: The role of regional  comprehensive universities in college access and affordability. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 42nd Annual Conference.

 

[3] McClure, K. R., & Titus, M. A. (2017, November). Spending up the ranks? Revisiting the relationship between administrative costs and the pursuit of prestige at U.S. public research universities. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 42nd Annual Conference.

 

[4] McClure, K. R. (2017, November). Researching in proximity to power: The challenges and strategies of interviewing elites in higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 42nd Annual Conference.

 

[5] McClure, K. R., DeVita, J. M., & Ryder, A. J. (2017, April). Public land, private development: The strategic use of public-private partnerships in college student housing. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Knowledge to Action: Achieving the Promise of Equal Educational Opportunity.

[6] McClure, K. R., Titus, M. A., & Vamosiu, A. (2016, November). More bang for the buck? Examining cost efficiency at public master's institutions. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 41st Annual Conference.

 

[7] McClure, K. R., Hall, A. W., & Ostlund, K. (2016, November). Patterns in giving by philanthropic foundations to higher education institutions: A state-level social network analysis. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 41st Annual Conference.

 

[8] McClure, K. R., & Teitelbaum, K. (2016, April). Leading schools of education in the context of academic capitalism: How deans respond to state policy changes. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies.

 

[9] McClure, K. R., Ryder, A. J., & Mauk, A. J. (2016, April). The costs of belonging:  Undergraduate student perceptions of social spending and its effects on college  affordability. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies.

 

[10] McClure, K. R., Ryder, A. J., & Mauk, A. J. (2016, March). The costs of belonging: College affordability and student spending on campus involvement and social activities. NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference: Common Purpose: Shaping a Vision for Higher Education.

 

[11] McClure, K. R., Titus, M. (2015, April). The all-administrative university? Exploring the relationship between administrative costs and administrative staff at public comprehensive institutions. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.

 

[12] McClure, K. R. (2014, November). Academic Capitalism as Multi-level Process: Reconceptualizing the 'Regime'. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) 39th Annual Conference.

 

[13] McClure, K. R. (2014, November). Making the neoliberal mind? Forms and implications of undergraduate entrepreneurship training. Association for the Study of Higher Education           (ASHE) 39th Annual Conference.

 

[14] McClure, K. R. (2013, March). Education for human development or economic growth? A capabilities-based analysis of the basic education project in Turkey. Comparative and   International Education Society (CIES) 57th Annual Conference.

 

[15] McClure, K. R. (2013, March). Reframing the national narrative: Curriculum reform, EU candidacy, and history textbooks in Turkey. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 57th Annual Conference: Educational Quality.

 

[16] McClure, K. R. (2012, April). Turkey’s uneven education revolution: Regional disparities in   access, quality, and equity. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 56th           Annual Conference. 

 

 

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