Tenisha Tevis

Assistant Professor
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Corvallis, OR 97331
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Tenisha is a critical advocacy scholar who seeks to advance the equity, inclusion, and retention efforts of upper-level administrators on behalf of students who have historically been marginalized by institutions of higher education.  Centering her research questions on diverse groups and White leadership, She contributes to two overarching areas: students’ transition to college and higher education leadership.  Specifically, she examines the underexplored role postsecondary administrators play in the transitional process; and how they address the polarizing effects of bias.


Tenisha Tevis is an Assistant Professor in the Adult and Higher Education program at Oregon State University.  Empirically, drawing on her former administrative experience, she has improved the practice of higher education administrators, re-conceptualized theoretical frameworks, and given voice to underserved and marginalized populations.  Focused on the transition to college process for underserved groups, she explores the equity, inclusion, and retention efforts of higher education administrators.