Jesse Rine

Jesse Rine

Special Assistant to the President for Educational Research & Policy
Program Director, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
864.663.0058
jesse.rine@ngu.edu
Unit: Education
Location: Greer, SC

"Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." -Francis Chan
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses on organizations, leadership, research design, and higher education.

    • B.A. in Christian Thought, Grove City College
    • M.A.T. in Latin, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Ph.D. in Higher Education, University of Virginia
  • Professional Experience

    Earlier in my career, I taught middle and high school Latin in public, Christian, and Catholic schools in Kentucky and Missouri. After completing my doctoral work at the University of Virginia, I directed the research programs of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., and also served as Assistant Provost at my undergraduate alma mater, Grove City College (PA). Immediately prior to joining the faculty at NGU, I served as Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Master of Science Program in Higher Education Administration at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Articles Published

    Journal Articles

    Higher Education

    • Rine, P. J., Wells, C. A., Braxton, J. M., Acklin, K. (in press). “At the Intersection of Institutional Identity and Type: Faculty Codes of Conduct and Isomorphic Pressures in Faith-Based Higher Education.” Journal of Academic Ethics.
    • Rine, P. J., Brown, J. T., Hunter, J. M. (2021). “How Institutional Identity Shapes College Student Recruitment: The Relationship between Religious Distinctiveness and Market Demand.” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 80 (1).
    • Rine, P. J. & Quiñones, S. (2020). “Doing Justice, Loving Kindness, Walking Humbly: Christian Approaches to Community Engagement.” Christian Higher Education, 19 (1-2).
    • Rine, P. J. (2019). “The Discounting Dilemma: Institutional Benefits, Unintended Consequences, and Principles for Reform.” Christian Higher Education, 18 (1-2).
    • Mobley, J. S., Rine, P. J., Kemeny, P. C., Messer, H. C. (2018). “Leading through Placemaking and Boundary Spanning: Rural Christian Higher Education for the Common Good.” Christian Higher Education, 16 (1-2).
    • Rine, P. J. & Guthrie, D. S. (2016). “Steering the Ship through Uncertain Waters: Empirical Analysis and the Future of Christian Higher Education.” Christian Higher Education, 15 (1-2).
    • Rine, P. J. (2014). “Fostering Commitment and Openness in the Christian College Context: A Study of the Institutional Predictors of Fallibilist Christian Spirituality.” Religion & Education, 41 (3).
    • Davignon, P., Glanzer, P. L., Rine, P. J. (2013). “Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part III: The Student Experience.” Christian Higher Education, 12 (5).
    • Rine, P. J., Glanzer, P. L., Davignon, P. (2013). “Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part II: Faculty Perspectives and Practices.” Christian Higher Education, 12 (4).
    • Glanzer, P. L., Rine, P. J., Davignon, P. (2013). “Assessing the Denominational Identity of American Evangelical Colleges and Universities, Part I: Denominational Patronage and Institutional Policy.” Christian Higher Education,12 (3).
    • Rine, P. J. (2012). “Committed to Faith yet Open to Difference: Validating a Model for Fallibilist Christian Spirituality among College Students.” Journal of College Student Development, 53 (6).
    • Rine, P. J. (2012). “Fostering Faithful Engagement with Postmodernity: Practical Suggestions for Christian College Faculty and Administrators.” Journal of College & Character, 13 (4).

    K-12 Education

    • Rine, P. J. (2006-07). “Facilitating Contextualization through Active Learning: A Model for the Beginning Latin Classroom.” Classical Journal, 102 (2).
    • Rine, P. J. (2006). “Constructing a Reading-Based Approach to Latin Composition.” New England Classical Journal, 33 (4).
    • Rine, P. J. (2005). “Exploring Catullan Verse through Music Composition.” Classical World, 99 (1).

    Book Chapters

    • Rine, P. J. & Brown, J. T. (in press). “Shifting Environments, Emerging Norms: How Changes in Policy, Technology, Data, and Market Competition Affect College Enrollment Management Processes.” In R. A. Reason & J. M. Braxton (Eds.), Improving College Student Retention: New Developments in Theory, Research, and Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
    • Rine, P. J., Hilton, A. A., McCool, J. C. (2021). “Current Trends, Future Directions: Promoting the Long-Term Survival and Success of HBCUs.” In G. B. Crosby, K. A. White, M. A. Chanay, & A. A. Hilton (Eds.), Reimagining Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Survival Beyond 2021. Bingley, England: Emerald.
    • Rine, P. J. & Reed, B. D. (2019). “Why Is Religion a Difficult Issue in American Higher Education and How Should Student Affairs Respond?” In P. M. Magolda, M. B. Baxter Magolda, & R. Carducci (Eds.), Contested Issues in Troubled Times: Student Affairs Dialogues on Equity, Civility, and Safety. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
    • Rine, P. J. (2018). “Evangelical Higher Education.” In M. D. Waggoner & N. C. Walker (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education. New York: Oxford University Press.
    • Rine, P. J. & Guthrie, D. S. (2018). “Steering the Ship through Uncertain Waters: Empirical Analysis and the Future of Christian Higher Education.” In L. Schreiner (Ed.), Re-imagining Christian Higher Education. New York: Routledge.
    • Rine, P. J. (2012). “Christian College Persistence in the Postmodern Turn.” In A. N. Bryant-Rockenbach & M. J. Mayhew (Eds.), Spirituality in College Students’ Lives. New York: Routledge.

    Books

    • Rine, P. J. & Quiñones, S., Eds. (2021). Community Engagement in Christian Higher Education: Enacting Institutional Mission for the Public Good. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Research Reports

    • Rine, P. J. & Eliason J. (2015). “Expanding Access and Opportunity: How Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges Serve First-Generation and Low-Income Students.” Washington, DC: Council of Independent Colleges.
    • Rine, P. J. & Song, W. (2014). “Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: The Contributions of Small and Mid-Sized Independent Colleges and Universities.” Washington, DC: Council of Independent Colleges.
    • Burdett, M., Rine, P. J., Rosenberg, S., Bussema, K. E., Roche, J., Mahurin, R. P. (2013). “Balancing Perspectives: Science and Religion Research and Teaching within the Member Institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.” Washington, DC: Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
    • Rine, P. J. & Stemmler, N. (2013). “CCCU Annual Research: 2012-2013 Tuition Survey” (with Nita Stemmler). Washington, DC: Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
    • Rine, P. J. (2012). “Charting the Terrain of Christian Higher Education in America: A Profile of the Member Institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.” Washington, DC: Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

    White Papers

    • Rine, P. J. (2016). “A Shell Game by Any Other Name: The Economics and Rationale behind Tuition Discounting.” Minneapolis, MN: jCENTER for Innovative Higher Education.
    • Ekman, R., Hetrick, B., Hartley, H. V., Rine, P. J. (2013). “Understanding the Emergent Challenges to Independent Colleges and Universities.” New York, NY: TIAA-CREF Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference.
  • Awards Received
    • Recipient, Faculty Excellence in Scholarship Award, Duquesne University School of Education (2021)
    • Recipient, Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Duquesne University School of Education (2019)
    • Nominee, Emerging Scholar Award, Religion & Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (2019)
    • Recipient, Outstanding Dissertation Award, Religion & Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association (2012)
    • Finalist, Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award, Association for the Study of Higher Education (2010)
    • Recipient, Johnnie E. Merritt Fellowship, University of Virginia (2009-10)
    • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, University of Virginia (2009)
    • Recipient, Bache Renshaw Fellowship, Intercollegiate Studies Institute (2006-07)
  • My Network

    I am an active scholar in the field of higher education and conduct research on the identities, contexts, and effectiveness of America’s smaller private colleges and universities. I currently serve on the editorial boards of two academic journals, Innovative Higher Education and Christian Higher Education. I also am the Assistant Program Chair for the Religion & Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

  • My Story

    As a scholar of higher education with training in the social foundations of education, I employ multiple disciplinary lenses and methodological approaches to investigate how organizations adapt to changing contexts and how institutions shape individual beliefs and behaviors. Having directed the research programs of two national higher education associations, I have acquired extensive knowledge about private nondoctoral and religiously-affiliated colleges and produced sector-level research reports for various audiences. In past administrative roles, I have enjoyed collaborating on cross-functional teams and leading complex projects that attend to both theoretical and practical concerns.

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