Dr. Benjamin Correia-Harker, Ph.D.

Dr. Benjamin Correia-Harker
Dr. Benjamin Correia-Harker, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 113G

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Assistant Professor

Benjamin Correia-Harker is a clinical assistant professor for the Student Affairs and Higher Education (SAHE) program in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (EDPL).  Dr. Correia-Harker is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership (MSL), an international research project that explores the influences of higher education on college student leadership and leadership related constructs.     

As a scholar practitioner, Dr. Correia-Harker endeavors to bridge empirical and conceptual research with higher education practice to bolster student success.  Having an extensive professional background in higher education, Dr. Correia-Harker uses his experiences in student affairs, academic affairs, and the non-profit sector to recognize and navigate tensions between various perspectives and interests in the collegiate setting. As an educator, he strives to spark student transformation by both recognizing students’ full humanity while encouraging them in their pursuit of excellence and social change.

His research spans multiple areas of interest, particularly across two key projects: the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) and the MSL. Through both research projects, Dr. Correia-Harker has focused efforts on translating research to practice by co-authoring reports that provide clear implications and recommendations for stakeholders in higher education.  


Ph.D., Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago 

M.S.Ed., Student Affairs Administration, Indiana University

B.A., Religious Studies, College of Idaho

Courses Taught

  • GEEN 2961: Foundations of Leadership and Individual Development
  • GEEN 3961: Leading with Others
  • GEEN 3990: Professional Leadership Experience
  • EDPL 6210: Environmental Theory and Assessment
  • EDPL 6931: Quantitative Literacy
  • EDPL 6931: Leadership in Higher Education

Research Interests

  • College Student Leadership Development
  • Leadership Mindset
  • Organizational Context and Leadership Development
  • Worldview, Religion, and Spirituality in Higher Education