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Do you have an aspiration for writing but don’t know where to start or how to submit? Are you looking for tips on content and writing style? Do you want to learn how to best stand out and distinguish yourself from other articles and submissions? Learn the joys and challenges of writing by joining this esteemed panel of editors as they share their  experiences from a broad range of professional associations, publication types, and content areas.

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Tony Doody speaks with Debora Liddell (Editor of ACPA’s Journal of College Student Development), Elizabeth Beltramini (Editor of ACUI’s Bulletin),  Suzanne Price (Editor of ACUHO-I’s Journal of College and University Student Housing), and Amy Bergeson, (Editor of the NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education).

Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We’ll do our best to infuse questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.


Episode Host

Tony Doody

Tony Doody

Tony Doody has over 25 years of practical experience and oversight in senior leadership positions within the Higher Education industry in the areas of Facilities Management, New Student Orientation, Recreation, Parent and Family Programs, Leadership and Training, Marketing and Communications, Adult Learning, and Major Events and Programs. He currently serves as the Director of Student Centers at the University of Delaware. Over the last six years, Tony has presented at over thirty universities and national conferences on topics of innovation, digital leadership, technology, and unconventional leadership. He received the Diamond Honoree Award from the ACPA Foundation, the highest honor of the American College Personnel Association, recognizing transformative contributions to the field (2017) and earned NASPA's 2017 Technology Emerging Practice Award. In addition, Tony has worked over 20 years as a consultant in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, presentation skills, risk-taking, innovation, social media, conflict resolution, and team cohesiveness. Past clients include J&J, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vistakon, Navigant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, United Way, Merrill Lynch, Tumi International, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.


Suzanne Price

Suzanne Price is the Director of Residential Learning at Clemson University where she leads a dynamic team of full-time and graduate staff in academic success initiatives, recruitment and training processes, faculty engagement programs, student organization advising, and departmental assessment.  She has worked at Clemson University for almost 20 years in a variety of positions including Orientation, Leadership Learning, Civic Engagement, and Student Government Advising.  She also periodically teaches in the College of Education and the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences.

Suzanne collaborates with many areas across campus through her work as a Title IX investigator, the Summer Reading Book Committee, University Creative Inquiry Committee, President’s Commission on Women, Women’s Leadership Academic Major Steering Committee, and the Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee.  She is the current editor of The Journal of College and University Student Housing for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I).  The publication is printed two times each year in addition to a digital special issue released once a year.

Suzanne received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia College in SC, her Masters of Education in Student Affairs and her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, both from Clemson University.


Elizabeth Beltramini

Elizabeth Beltramini is director of content curation for the Association of College Unions International. In this role, she serves as editor of The Bulletin, advises the Education Council, and manages curriculum development of several programs,, social media, and video production. She recently completed a diversity and inclusion benchmarking project for ACUI, which precipitated her managing the Association’s efforts in this area.


Debora Liddell

Debora Liddell is Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of Iowa and serves as Chair of the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Department in the College of Education there.  A doctoral graduate of Auburn University, she has held administrative student affairs positions at Iowa State University, Hood College, and Auburn University before joining the Iowa faculty in 1991. 

Her research has focused on moral and ethical development of college students, socialization of new professionals in higher education, and administrative practice in student affairs. 

Professor Liddell is currently serving a term as Editor of the prestigious Journal of College Student Development, which is owned by ACPA:College Educators International and published by Johns Hopkins University Press.  She is an ACPA Senior Scholar and was named an ACPA Diamond Honoree in 2010.


Amy Bergerson

Amy Aldous Bergerson, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Utah.  Dr. Bergerson’s research focuses on college student persistence and success.  In particular, she explores what motivates students to stay in college, and how institutions can reduce barriers to students’ persistence. Dr. Bergerson’s research has been presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education, the American Educational Research Association, and NASPA- Student Affairs Administration conferences, and published in scholarly and practitioner-focused journals including the Journal of College Student Development and the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Bergerson is the Co-Editor in Chief of the NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education, and provided reviewer and editorial service for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, Qualitative Studies in Education, Community College Review, and the American Education Research Journal.

Dr. Bergerson’s teaching emphasizes connections between theory and practice through active learning and dialogue.  She teaches college student persistence, college choice, and qualitative research methods.  She is the recipient of the College of Education Teaching Award, the ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award, and the University of Utah Distinguished Post-Doc and Graduate Student Mentor Award.