She, Her, Hers
Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Yakaboski has been an associate professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado since 2011. Her main research interests include the areas of: US and global student affairs and services; interculturalism and social justice in student affairs; international students and scholars in higher education; and women and gender issues. Yakaboski has experience in curriculum re-design and new course creation that infuse technology, internationalization, social justice and inclusion into and throughout undergraduate, graduate, and study abroad opportunities. She was a student affairs administrator at the University of Arizona in the Arizona Student Unions prior to joining the faculty in 2007. Much of her international research and service interests developed out of her experiences living in India, teaching ESL in South Korea and developing study abroad trips to Kenya and Mexico. Dr. Yakaboski has published over 20 juried articles in both U.S. and international higher education and student affairs venues including, Journal of Studies in International Education, Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, Review of Higher Education, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. She has presented research across the US and internationally in over 50 presentations to date including the conferences of ACPA, NASPA, ASHE, and AERA. Dr. Yakaboski has been awarded sabbatical leave for 2017-2018 to conduct research in Finland.