Doctor Nida Denson

Doctor Nida Denson

Senior Research Fellow,
Sexualities and Genders Research Network (SSAP)

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of California

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Sexualities and Genders Research Network (SSAP)

Contact

Email: N.Denson@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9772 6849
Mobile:
Location: 21.G.12
Bankstown
Website:

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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Denson, N. and Bowman, N. (2017), 'Do diversity courses make a difference? : a critical examination of college diversity coursework and student outcomes', Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Volume 32, Springer 9783319489827.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Denson, N., Finger, L. and Craven, R. (2013), 'Identifying the fairy dust effect for Indigenous Australian students : is positive psychology truly a [Peter] Pan theory?', Indigenous Peoples, Information Age 9781617359637.
  • Denson, N. and Ing, M. (2011), 'Educational psychology and psychological literacy in higher education: Developmental and cultural aspects of racial diversity', The Psychologically Literate Citizen: Foundations and Global Perspectives, Oxford University Press 9780199794942.
  • Denson, N., Oseguera, L. and Hurtado, S. (2008), 'A Profile of Hispanic Students Transitioning to College: The Impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program', Readings on Equal Education, AMS Press Inc 0270-1448.

Journal Articles

  • Bowman, N., Denson, N. and Park, J. (2016), 'Racial/cultural awareness workshops and post-college civic engagement : a propensity score matching approach', American Educational Research Journal, vol 53, no 6 , pp 1556 - 1587.
  • Denson, N. and Chang, M. (2015), 'Dynamic relationships : identifying moderators that maximize benefits associated with diversity', Journal of Higher Education, vol 86, no 1 , pp 1 - 37.
  • Bowman, N., Park, J. and Denson, N. (2015), 'Student involvement in ethnic student organizations : examining civic outcomes 6 years after graduation', Research in Higher Education, vol 56, no 2 , pp 127 - 145.
  • Bowman, N., Hill, P., Denson, N. and Bronkema, R. (2015), 'Keep on truckin' or stay the course? : exploring grit dimensions as differential predictors of educational achievement, satisfaction, and intentions', Social Psychological and Personality Science, vol 6, no 6 , pp 639 - 645.
  • Paradies, Y., Ben, J., Denson, N., Elias, A., Priest, N., Pieterse, A., Gupta, A., Kelaher, M. and Gee, G. (2015), 'Racism as a determinant of health : a systematic review and meta-analysis', PLoS ONE, vol 10, no 9 .
  • Denson, N. and Bowman, N. (2015), 'The development and validation of an instrument assessing student-institution fit', Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol 40, no 8 , pp 1104 - 1122.
  • Bowman, N. and Denson, N. (2014), 'A missing piece of the departure puzzle : student-institution fit and intent to persist', Research in Higher Education, vol 55, no 2 , pp 123 - 142.
  • Bowman, N. and Denson, N. (2014), 'Diversity experiences and perceptions of climate among Australian university students', Journal of College Student Development, vol 55, no 3 , pp 323 - 330.
  • Rubin, M., Denson, N., Kilpatrick, S., Matthews, K., Stehlik, T. and Zyngier, D. (2014), '"I am working-class" : subjective self-definition as a missing measure of social class and socioeconomic status in higher education research', Educational Researcher, vol 43, no 4 , pp 196 - 200.
  • Denson, N. and Ing, M. (2014), 'Latent class analysis in higher education : an illustrative example of pluralistic orientation', Research in Higher Education, vol 55, no 5 , pp 508 - 526.
  • Park, J., Denson, N. and Johnson, M. (2014), 'Examining a financial climate of support : how institutional-level financial aid relates to teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking', Journal of College Student Development, vol 55, no 8 , pp 779 - 794.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Denson, N. and Bansel, P. (2013), 'Teacher racism, academic self-concept, and multiculturation : investigating adaptive and maladaptive relations with academic disengagement and self-sabotage for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students', Australian Psychologist, vol 48, no 3 , pp 226 - 237.
  • Park, J., Denson, N. and Bowman, N. (2013), 'Does socioeconomic diversity make a difference? Examining the effects of racial and socioeconomic diversity on the campus climate for diversity', American Educational Research Journal, vol 50, no 3 , pp 466 - 496.
  • Denson, N. and Bowman, N. (2013), 'University diversity and preparation for a global society : the role of diversity in shaping intergroup attitudes and civic outcomes', Studies in Higher Education, vol 38, no 4 , pp 555 - 570.
  • Szelenyi, K., Denson, N. and Inkelas, K. (2013), 'Women in STEM majors and professional outcome expectations : the role of living-learning programs and other college environments', Research in Higher Education, vol 54, no 8 , pp 851 - 873.
  • Ing, M. and Denson, N. (2013), 'Entering first-year students' openness to diversity : a comparison of intended engineering majors with other majors within an ethnically diverse institution', Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, vol 19, no 4 , pp 349 - 363.
  • Park, J. and Denson, N. (2013), 'When race and class both matter : the relationship between socioeconomic diversity, racial diversity, and student reports of cross-class interaction', Research in Higher Education, vol 54, no 7 , pp 725 - 745.
  • Angel, E., Craven, R. and Denson, N. (2012), 'The Nurses' Self-Concept Instrument (NSCI) : a comparison of domestic and international student nurses' professional self-concepts from a large Australian university', Nurse Education Today, vol 32, no 6 , pp 636 - 640.
  • Angel, E., Craven, R. and Denson, N. (2012), 'The Nurses Self-Concept Instrument (NSCI) : assessment of psychometric properties for Australian domestic and international student nurses', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 49, no 7 , pp 880 - 886.
  • Bowman, N. and Denson, N. (2012), 'What's past is prologue : how precollege exposure to racial diversity shapes the impact of college interracial interactions', Research in Higher Education, vol 53, no 4 , pp 406 - 425.
  • Denson, N. and Seltzer, M. (2011), 'Meta-Analysis in Higher Education: An Illustrative Example Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling', Research in Higher Education, vol 52, no 3 , pp 215 - 244.
  • Bowman, N. and Denson, N. (2011), 'The integral role of emotion in interracial interactions and college student outcomes', Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, vol 4, no 4 , pp 223 - 235.
  • Denson, N. and Zhang, S. (2010), 'The impact of student experiences with diversity on developing graduate attributes', Studies in Higher Education, vol 35, no 5 , pp 529 - 543.
  • Vogelgesang, L., Denson, N. and Jayakumar, U. (2010), 'What determines faculty-engaged scholarship?', The Review of Higher Education, vol 33, no 4 , pp 437 - 472.
  • Denson, N., Loveday, T. and Dalton, H. (2010), 'Student evaluation of courses : what predicts satisfaction?', Higher Education Research and Development, vol 29, no 4 , pp 339 - 356.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., O'Rourke, V., Grant, R., Denson, N. and Craven, R. (2010), 'Validating racism and cultural respect: testing the psychometric properties and educational impact of perceived discrimination and multiculturation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students', Educational Research and Evaluation, vol 16, no 6 , pp 471 - 493.
  • Astin, A. and Denson, N. (2009), 'Multi-campus studies of college impact : which statistical method is appropriate?', Research in Higher Education, vol 50, no 4 , pp 354 - 367.
  • Denson, N. and Chang, M. (2009), 'Racial Diversity Matters: The Impact of Diversity-Related Student Engagement and Institutional Context', American Educational Research Journal, vol 46, no 2 , pp 322 - 353.
  • Park, J. and Denson, N. (2009), 'Attitudes and advocacy: Understanding faculty views on racial/ethnic diversity', Journal of Higher Education, vol 80, no 4 , pp 415 - 438.
  • Denson, N. (2009), 'Do curricular and co-curricular diversity activities influence racial bias? : a meta-analysis', Review of Educational Research, vol 79, no 2 , pp 805 - 838.
  • Oseguera, L., Denson, N. and Hurtado, S. (2008), 'Hispanic Students and the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program: Promising Results Extending to the Third College Year', Journal of College Student Retention, vol 10, no 3 , pp 307 - 338.
  • Gilmartin, S., Denson, N., Li, E. and Bryant, A. (2007), 'Gender Ratios in High School Science Departments: The Effect of Percent Female Faculty on Multiple Dimensions of Students' Science Identities', Journal of Research in Science Teaching, vol 44, no 7 , pp 980 - 1009.
  • Oseguera, L., Hurtado, S., Denson, N., Cerna, O. and Saenz, V. (2006), 'The Characteristics and Experiences of Minority Freshmen Committed to Biomedical and Behavioral Science Research Careers', Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, vol 12, no 40604 , pp 155 - 177.
  • Chang, M., Denson, N., Saenz, V. and Misa, K. (2006), 'The Educational Benefits of Sustaining Cross-Racial Interaction among Undergraduates', Journal of Higher Education, vol 77, no 3 , pp 430 - 455.

Conference Papers

  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Paradies, Y., Parada, R., Denson, N., Priest, N. and Bansel, P. (2012), 'Theory and research on bullying and racism from an Aboriginal Australian perspective', Joint Australian Association for Research in Education and Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Conference, Sydney.
  • Bodkin-Andrews, G., Denson, N. and Craven, R. (2011), 'Looking Past Positivity for Indigenous Australian Students: A preliminary investigation of racial discrimination and the illusion of resiliency in academia.', AARE International Education Research Conference - 2010., Melbourne.
  • Craven, R., Yeung, A., Ali, J. and Denson, N. (2011), 'Multidimensional self-concepts of medical school students', International Biennial SELF Research Conference, Quebec City, Canada.
  • Ali, J., Yeung, A., Craven, R. and Denson, N. (2011), 'Teacher ratings and proficiency scores : relationship with student academic self-concepts', International Biennial SELF Research Conference, Quebec City, Canada.

Other Publications

  • 2014, 'Growing Up Queer: Issues Facing Young Australians Who Are Gender Variant and Sexuality Diverse', Research Report

Research

Current Projects

Title: Young and Resilient Living Lab Foundation Project
Years: 2016-12-05 - 2017-12-04
ID: P00023561
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Philippa Collin, Liam Magee, Tanya Notley, Louise Crabtree, Katrina Sandbach, Michelle Catanzaro, Peter Bansel, Nida Denson and Milissa Deitz
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Google Australia Pty Ltd

Previous Projects

Title: An Historical Analysis of Queer Youth Identitites: A Pilot Study
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2014-01-31
ID: P00021223
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Engaging Creativity Through Technologies P2:P2
Years: 2013-06-25 - 2016-12-25
ID: P00021345
Western Researchers: Amanda Third, Kerry Robinson, Nida Denson, Peter Bansel, Tanya Notley, Katrina Sandbach, Michelle Catanzaro and Milissa Deitz
Funding:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Title: Doing Diversity: Intercultural Understanding in primary and secondary schools [via Deakin Uni]
Years: 2012-12-06 - 2016-03-01
ID: P00020662
Western Researchers: Nida Denson
Funding:
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (VIC)
Title: Maximising the benefits of diversity in university through cross-cultural interaction
Years: 2010-01-01 - 2014-03-31
ID: P00017830
Western Researchers: Nida Denson
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Title: Seeding Success and Research-Based Intervention for Aboriginal Students: Impact of quality teaching, effective schools, and psycho-social drivers on educational outcomes
Years: 2007-12-18 - 2013-12-30
ID: P0015473
Western Researchers: Geoff Munns, Gawaian Bodkin-Andrews and Nida Denson
Funding:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: The politics of education policy and the education of socially, economically and culturally diverse and marginalised young people
Years: 2010-10-28 - 2011-10-27
ID: P00017608
Western Researchers: Michael Singh, Kerry Robinson, Carol Reid and Nida Denson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Kellyville Public School Immersive Learning Pilot
Years: 2009-11-18 - 2011-11-30
ID: P00017816
Western Researchers: Katina Zammit and Nida Denson
Funding:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: CER and Liverpool Schools Network [via Liverpool Schools Network]
Years: 2010-11-23 - 2011-11-01
ID: P00019780
Western Researchers: Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Funding:
  • NSW Department of Education & Training
Title: Expanding Student Success: The Effects of Financial Aid on Developmental and Diversity-Related Outcomes
Years: 2011-11-30 - 2013-01-31
ID: P00020689
Western Researchers: Nida Denson
Funding:
  • United States Studies Centre
Title: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre - YAWCRC - Empowering LGBTIQ young people to navigate the socio-medical setting [via WA AIDS Council - Freedom Centre and Twenty10 - no funding to UWS]
Years: 2015-01-01 - 2016-06-30
ID: P00022300
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Funding:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Title: YAWCRC - Performing Queer: Young people challenging vulnerabilities and inequities through performance ethnography and handheld technologies
Years: 2012-03-01 - 2013-12-31
ID: P00020856
Western Researchers: Kerry Robinson, Peter Bansel and Nida Denson
Funding:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (CRC)
Title: Examining the psychometric properties of socioeconomic status indicators for higher education
Years: 2010-05-10 - 2010-10-10
ID: P00018864
Western Researchers: Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney
Title: Schools First [via Liverpool Schools Network]
Years: 2011-08-16 - 2012-07-31
ID: P00020453
Western Researchers: Nida Denson and Peter Bansel
Funding:
  • National Australia Bank
Title: Evaluation of the Together for Humanity Foundation Project [via Deakin Uni]
Years: 2012-06-01 - 2012-12-31
ID: P00021194
Western Researchers: Nida Denson
Funding:
  • Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations
Title: The Development and Validation of an Instrument Assessing Student -Institution Fit Among University Students
Years: 2012-03-02 - 2013-06-30
ID: P00020568
Western Researchers: Nida Denson
Funding:
  • University of Western Sydney

Supervision

Doctor Denson is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Models of school based professional learning and their effectiveness in developing teacher expertise in meeting the needs of student learning successin a diverse socio-cultural setting.
Field of Research:
Title: Building a Collaborative Culture of Enquiry, Teamwork and Enhanced Pedagogies in a Low SES Environment Utilising Flexible Staffing Models
Field of Research:
Title: The Development of a Reward Expectation Model for Risky Decision Making
Field of Research:
Title: Bullying Embraces the Virtual World: Elucidating the Psychosocial Determinants and Outcomes of Traditional vs Cyber-Bullying Types
Field of Research:
Title: Longing and Belonging: A Study of Acculturation and Enculturation of Ethnic Australian Students and its Influences on Psychosocial Constructs
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: Ethical Decision-Making and Staff Mental Health in the School Workplace
Field of Research: OTHER EDUCATION; EDUCATION NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
Thesis: Ethical Decision-Making and Staff Mental Health in the School Workplace

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