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Dr. Masha Krsmanovic

Assistant Teaching Professor


Dr. Krsmanovic’s areas of higher education expertise include first-year experience, first-year seminars, high-impact practices, student development, scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum and course design, Hispanic-serving institutions, international higher education, international students and immigration, qualitative research, and systematic reviews. Dr. Krsmanovic also worked in varied international settings leading the design and facilitation of training programs in the fields of TESOL and adult education. Her scholarship and practice have been recognized through several awards.

  • PHD - University of Central Florida (2019)

HE 712: Two-Year College, HE 716: Higher Education Law, HE 794: Field Problems (Capstone), Higher Education Special Topics

  • Resident, non-resident, and "the other": Examining institutional and state policies for international student residency classification for tuition purposes and the associated cost of fees, Journal of Education Finance, 2020
  • Culturally relevant pedagogy as a teaching strategy for first-year seminar courses in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Journal of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. , 2021
  • Who improves most? The differences in first-year students’ learning attitudes and behaviors measured by college success factor index, Journal of the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning, 2020,
  • Widening the pathway to a degree: The impact of first-year seminar courses at an emerging Hispanic serving institution. , Journal of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2020
  • The Implications of COVID-19 on Educators, Students, Curricula, and Faculty Development, Journal of Faculty Development, 2020
  • Using first-year seminar courses to improve performance funding outcomes: A case study of the state of Florida. , Voices of Reform, 2019,
  • The synthesis and future directions of empirical research on international students in the United States: The insights from one decade., Journal of International Students, 2021,
  • “I was new and I was afraid”: The acculturation strategies adopted by international first-year students in the United States. , Journal of International Students, 2020,
  • Encountering American higher education: First-year academic transition of international undergraduate students in the United States., Journal of Global Education and Research,
  • Course redesign: Implementing project-based learning to improve students’ self- efficacy, Journal on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2021
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • Comparative and International Education Society

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