Jason Laker, PhD

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Affiliated Faculty, jlaker.sjsu@gmail.com 

Dr. Jason Laker is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Ed.D. Program in Educational Leadership (and former Vice President) at San Jose State University in California, USA. He previously served as AVP & Dean of Student Affairs, Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Democracy, and on the Gender Studies Faculty at Queen’s University in Canada. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Arizona’s Center for the Study of Higher Education, where he also served as Director of Business Programs and Workforce Development. Dr. Laker also holds a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling. His international activities include engagements as board member, visiting faculty, consultant or speaker, particularly in Europe, and he has served on the ETF International Expertise Editorial Advisory Board since 2009.

His scholarly work includes four edited texts, one each in he U.S. and Canada, regarding gender and men’s development; and two with Palgrave Macmillan UK in 2014: Citizenship, Democracy and Higher Education in Europe, Canada, and the U.S., and Civic Pedagogies in Higher Education: Teaching for Democracy in Europe, Canada, and the U.S. His current research (with fellow CREGS affiliated Research Faculty Dr. Erica Boas) focuses on sexual consent among college students. Jason and Erica’s work has been covered in the New York Times, Huffington Post, Harpers, and InsideHigherEd.com among other media outlets.

To learn more about Dr. Laker’s work with CREGS affiliated faculty member Dr. Erica Boas on sexual coercion, violence, and consent in college, please visit Consent Stories. For more information about Dr. Laker, please visit www.jasonlaker.com.