Louise Michelle Vital, PhD

Service

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Institutional Service

Lesley University (2018-present)

  • Volunteer, Community of Scholars Day, 2019

  • Panelist (February 2019), Surviving Black Trauma: Campus Discussion Regarding the Lifetime Docuseries ‘Surviving R. Kelly’, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, Division of Counseling Psychology, Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Member, Bias Education & Response Team

  • Member, TESOL and Bilingual Advisory Council, Graduate School of Education

  • Member, UNESCO-UNITWIN Project on Lifelong Career

  • Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences Representative, Faculty Affairs and Academic Policy Committee

  • Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences Representative, Academic Affairs Committee

Northeastern University (2017)

  • Member, Basic Field Research core course subcommittee, Core Course Signature Assignment Committee, Global Studies and International Relations program, 2017

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

  • Alumni Panelist, Pursuing your MA and PhD, 2015

Simmons College (2005-2010)

  • Division of Student Life Representative, Staff Council, 2009–2010

  • Co-chair, 40th Anniversary of the “Ten Demands” celebration, 2009

  • Interviewer, Mosaic Mentoring Program, 2009

  • Member, Athletic Department Assistant Director Search Committee, 2009

  • Member, Selection committee, Mary F. Sneed Loan Reduction Scholarship, 2009

  • Member, Search Committee, Assistant Athletic Director, 2009

  • Panelist, Diversity at Simmons, Board of Trustees quarterly meetings, 2008

  • Interviewer, Success Connection-Alumna to student job shadowing program, 2008

  • Member, Program Committee, Black Alumnae/I Symposium 2007-2008 

  • Treasurer, Council of Black Administrators, Faculty, and Staff (BAFAS), 2006-2010

  • Mentor, Simmons SMART-TEAM, program for students at risk for attrition, 2006–2007

  • Member, President-Elect Inauguration Steering Committee, Division of Student Life, 2006–2007

  • Co-chair, Presidential inauguration undergraduate research conference, 2006–2007

  • Division of Student Life Representative, Technology, Services and Systems Committee, 2006–2007

  • Co-coordinator, Sistas Investing in Sistas (SIS) Alumnae Mentoring Program, 2005–2006

  • Member, Upward Bound Math/Science Program Director Search Committee, 2006

  • Institutional Representative, Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Student Activities committee, 2005-2010

Michigan State University (2004-2005, 2010-2015)

  • Moderator and Panelist, preparing for your dissertation committee and comprehensive exams, 2015

  • Member, Restorative Justice conference planning committee, 2014

  • Panelist, “Funding your international research study” workshop for doctoral students, 2014

  • Panelist, Q&A with prospective HALE PhD students from underrepresented groups, 2014

  • Council of Graduate Students Representative, University Committee on International Studies and Programs, 2013–2014

  • Panelist, Webinar, Funding your HALE PhD, 2013

  • Member, Residence Education and Housing Services training committee, Summer 2012

  • Panelist, HALE Program Information Day, October 2011–2013

  • Member, Professional Development Committee, Department of Residence Life, 2011–2012

  • Residence Life Representative, Celebrations Committee, 2011-2012

  • Member, Training Committee, Academic Pillar subcommittee, Department of residence life 2011

  • Advisor, Caribbean Students Association, 2011–2013

  • Member, Assessment Committee, Department of Residence Life, 2010–2011

  • Member, Sustainability Committee, Social Justice sub-committee, Department of Residence Life, 2010–2011

  • Council of Graduate Students Representative, Women’s Advisory Committee to the Provost, 2004–05

  • Member, University Wide Sexual Assaults and Relationship Violence Task Force, 2004–2005

  • Member, Judicial Affairs Task Force, Department of Residence Life, Summer 2004

  • Member, Appeals Board, Department of Residence Life, 2004–2005

  • Member, Safety Committee, Department of Residence Life, 2004–200


Professional Service

Journals

  • Reviewer, International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 2017–Present

  • Reviewer, Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017–Present

  • Reviewer, Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, 2016–Present

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Program Reviewer, 2018–Present

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

  • Program Reviewer, 2013–Present

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

  • Secretary, Higher Education Special Interest Group, 2019-

  • Co-Editor Newsletter, Study Abroad and International Students Special Interest Group, 2018-2019

  • Program Reviewer, 2015–Present

  • Session Chair, Vancouver, Canada, 2016

Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Faculty Resources Workgroup

  • Member, 2018-present

Institute of Caribbean Studies and The Authentic Caribbean Foundation

  • Education Working Group, HR4939, US/Caribbean 2020 Strategy, 2019-present

Le Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour une Haïti nouvelle (GRAHN)

  • Vice President, Academic Partnerships Development, GRAHN-USA Chapter, 2018-present


Professional Affiliations

ACPA College Student Educators International, 2003-Present

American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2012–Present

  • AERA Division J: Post-Secondary Education

  • AERA Special Interest Group: International Studies

  • AERA Special Interest Group: Caribbean and African Studies

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), 2012–Present

  • ASHE Special Interest Group: Council on International Higher Education

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), 2012–Present

  • CIES Special Interest Group: Higher Education

  • CIES Special Interest Group: Study Abroad and International Students

Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), Associate, 2002-2003

International Association for Student Affairs and Services (IASAS), 2011–Present

 Le Groupe de réflexion et d’action pour une Haïti nouvelle (GRAHN), USA Chapter, 2016-present

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), 2003-Present


Community Service

  • Volunteer, Walter Denney Youth Center, Summer Book Club, Dorchester, MA, Summer 2017

  • Co-organizer, Princess Day: Celebrating Little Girls of Color, Roxbury, MA, Summer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Member, Board of Directors, Return2Haiti, Organization supporting a library in Bel Anse, Haiti, 2013–2015

  • Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 2009–2010

  • Advisor, Keystone Club, Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, 2006–2009

  • Volunteer, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, 2008–2010

  • Member, Advisory Council, G.I.R.L.S. Project, Boston, MA 2005–2010

  • Member, Board of Directors, Project Dorchester Educational Enrichment Program (DEEP), 2001–2003 

 

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