M.A. Higher Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Stephanie Lezotte, Ph.D.
Committee Member 1
Andrew Tinnin, Ed.D.
Committee Member 2
Tyrone McCombs, Ph.D.
College, Experiences, Food Insecurity, Graduate Student, Higher Education, University
Graduate students--Rowan University; Food security
Education | Higher Education
This research study aimed to examine and analyze food-insecure graduate student experiences at Rowan University. Graduate student experiences are often left out of current literature and this study was conducted to uncover and discuss how food insecurity affects this population and provide recommendations through nuanced food-insecure graduate student experiences. This study used a qualitative phenomenological approach including semi-structured interviews with five participants. A thematic analysis was used to categorize the findings of five themes: Stigma, Academic Engagement, Physical and Mental Health, Coping Mechanisms, and Food Resources. The findings of this study allowed for the transition into further recommendations for practice and research within Rowan University and other higher education institutions.
Ibarra, Melanie, "GRADUATE STUDENT EXPERIENCES WITH FOOD INSECURITY" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 3150.