The citations and literature below were referenced by the panelists during the episode on December 1, 2015 called Are We Supporting Muslim Students on Campus compiled by Alex Sylvester.

Ali, S. R., Liu, M. W. (2004). Islam 101: Understanding the religion and therapy implications. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(6), 635– 642. Retrieved from

Social implications of Muslim identity and their impacts on wellness and therapy. A good document for those looking to learn more about Islam and Muslim people in the united states. A document helpful in working toward the “imaginative empathy” mentioned by @faransaeed throughout the Student Affairs Live Episode: Are We Supporting Muslim Students on Campus?

Bishop, T. (2015). Being muslim on campus [Online]. Retrieved from

Discusses the Muslim student experience in the United States in the wake of international terrorism and continued islamophobia.

Interfaith youth corps [Online]. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Support and resources for college students working in religious pluralism through service and community building projects. Mentioned at 50:05 by @EbooPatel in the Student Affairs Live Episode: Are We Supporting Muslim Students on Campus?

Nasir, N. I. S., & Al-Amin, J. (2006). Creating identity-safe spaces on college campuses for Muslim students. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 38(2), 22-27. Retrieved from

Discusses how Muslim students form identity on college campuses, and how student affairs professionals can create spaces that best support students in identity development work.

Svokos, A. (2015). This is what muslim college students want non-muslims to know [Online]. Retrieved from

Perspectives of 6 muslim students and what they would like non-muslims to know about their experiences on college campuses and in higher education. Mentioned at 55:08 by @faransaeed in the Student Affairs Live Episode: Are We Supporting Muslim Students on Campus?


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Heather Shea Gasser

Heather Shea Gasser

Host of Student Affairs Live
Assistant Program Director, RISE, Michigan State University

Heather Shea Gasser’s career in student affairs spans 16+ years and five different campuses, and involves experience in many different functional areas including residence life, multicultural affairs, women’s centers, student activities, leadership development, and commuter/nontraditional student services–she is a true Student Affairs Generalist. Heather is currently serving as the assistant director of RISE (Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment), a living-learning community at Michigan State University while also a full-time doctoral student in MSU's HALE (Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education) Program. She completed her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University in 2000. She currently serves as the Director of Membership Development for ACPA-College Student Educators International and blogs for Feminists in Student Affairs. Connect with Heather on Twitter at @heathergasser