Dr. Joseph Paris

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Paris, Ed.D.
Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Joseph Paris is Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Delaware Valley University. Dr. Paris previously served as Executive Director of Graduate Admissions at West Chester University and as Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Assistant Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University.

As a scholar-practitioner, his practice, research, and teaching focus on the intersection of institutional effectiveness and college access and draw upon his professional experience in enrollment management and higher education marketing. His research analyzes the relationships between college admissions criteria and selection methodologies, institutional finance, and access to postsecondary education.

Dr. Paris is an Experts Bureau member of NAGAP, The Association for Graduate Enrollment Management and a Research Advisory Board member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. He holds a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Temple University and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


  • Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Temple University
  • M.B.A. in Corporate Communications, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.S. in Marketing, Fairleigh Dickinson University


Paris, J. H., & Kania, S. J. (Eds.). (2024). A comprehensive guide to graduate enrollment management: Advancing research and practice. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003447856

Paris, J. H., Haviland, S. B., & Gooch, R. M. (2024). The graduate admissions experience: College seniors’ perspectives on the application process. In J. H. Paris & S. J. Kania (Eds.), A comprehensive guide to graduate enrollment management: Advancing research and practice (pp. 55-71). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003447856-6

Paris, J. H., Birnbaum, M., & Dix, N. (2024). Selecting students: Graduate admissions criteria and evaluation methodologies. In J. H. Paris & S. J. Kania (Eds.), A comprehensive guide to graduate enrollment management: Advancing research and practice (pp. 72-91). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003447856-7

Paris, J. H. (2024). Optimizing tuition discounting strategies to attain graduate student enrollment and net tuition revenue goals. In J. H. Paris & S. J. Kania (Eds.), A comprehensive guide to graduate enrollment management: Advancing research and practice (pp. 161-174). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003447856-16

Balayan, A., Connor, C., LaFave, J., Paris, J. H., & Kania, S. J. (2024). Future directions for graduate enrollment management research and practice. In J. H. Paris & S. J. Kania (Eds.), A comprehensive guide to graduate enrollment management: Advancing research and practice (pp. 285-290). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003447856- 

Paris J. H., & Winfield J. D. (2024). Exploring institutional rationales for holistic review in graduate admissions. Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 11(4), 39-54.

Haviland, S. B., Paris, J. H., Gooch, R. M., & Sotelo, J. (2023). What’s now and what’s next in graduate admissions policies: Results from the ETS/NAGAP 2022 Admissions Survey. ETS Research Notes. https://www.ets.org/Media/Research/pdf/Research_Notes_Haviland_Paris_NAGAP%202022.pdf

Paris, J. H., Pressimone Beckowski, C., & Fiorot, S. (2023). Predicting success: An examination of the predictive validity of a measure of motivational-developmental dimensions in college admissions. Research in Higher Education, 64(2023), 1191-1216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11162-023-09743-w

Beccaris Pescatore, J., Paris, J. H., Reiter, J. C., & Winfield, J. D. (2023). Driven away: The relationship between gasoline prices and community college student retention. Community College Journal of Research and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/10668926.2023.2212923

Paris, J. H., & Wacker, L. (2023). Diffusion of innovation: An exploration of institutional financial resources and test-optional admissions policy adoption. Journal of Higher Education Management, 38(1), 51-65. https://issuu.com/aaua10/docs/jhem_38_1_2023_/54

Birnbaum, M., Lelonde, T., & Paris, J. H. (2022). Party school rankings: Do we have anything to worry about? Tertiary Education and Management, 28, 317-334. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11233-022-09109-4

Paris, J. H., Torsney, B. M., Fiorot, S., & Pressimone Beckowski, C. (2022). The impact of optional: Investigating the effects of test-optional admissions policies. Journal of College Access, 7(2), 7-29. https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol7/iss2/3

Winfield, J. D., & Paris, J. H. (2022). Burnout and working conditions in higher education during COVID-19: Recommendations for policy and practice. College & University, 97(3), 61-64.

Paris, J. H., & Heiser, R. (2022). An examination of the predictive validity of a measure of college admissions applicants’ attributions of success and failure. Journal of Postsecondary Student Success, 1(4), 112-140. https://doi.org/10.33009/fsop_jpss130205

Winfield, J. D., & Paris, J. H. (2022). COVID-19 and the higher education workplace: Creating a community of care to address burnout and employee turnover. University of Toronto Press. https://blog.utpjournals.com/2022/08/04/covid-19-and-the-higher-education-workplace-creating-a-community-of-care-to-address-burnout-and-employee-turnover

Winfield, J. D., & Paris, J. H. (2022). A mixed method analysis of burnout and turnover intentions among higher education professionals during COVID-19. Journal of Education Human Resources. https://doi.org/10.3138/jehr-2021-0048

Johnson, J. M., Paris, J. H., & Curci, J. (2022). Structured pathways, reinforced plans: Exploring the impact of a dual enrollment program on the college choices and career interests of future teachers of color. Journal of College Access, 7(1), 55-71. https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol7/iss1/6

Paris, J. H. (2021). Promoting college knowledge: Strategies for high school teachers to prepare students for success in college. The Teacher, 1(1), 19-26. Education Association of America. https://eduaa.org/promoting-college-knowledge

Johnson, J. M., Paris, J. H., Curci, J., & Horchos, S. (2021). Beyond college access: An exploration of the short-term impact of a dual enrollment program. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1177/15210251211056319

Paris J. H. (2021). An exploration of institutional motivations for holistic graduate admissions. Perspectives, 33(3), 3-5. http://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/7436

Hodge, M. G., Torsney, B. M., & Paris, J. H. (2021). Ticket to intoxication: Exploring attendees’ motivations for attending craft beer events. Leisure Studies, 41(2), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2021.1948591

Paris, J. H., Birnbaum, M., & Dix, N. (2021). The relationship between institutional budget models and graduate enrollment management structures. Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly, 9(1), 25-34. http://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6579

Paris, J. H. (2021). Understanding holistic graduate admissions practices: Summary of a current research study. Perspectives, 33(1), 17-20. https://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/6164

Paris, J. H. (2020). Enrollment management in the context of Responsibility Center Management. College & University, 95(4), 2-8. https://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/4169

Dix, N., Lail, A., Birnbaum, M., & Paris, J. H. (2020). Exploring the “at-risk” student label through the perspectives of higher education professionals. The Qualitative Report, 25(11), 3830-3846. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2020.3371

Kania, S. J., & Paris, J. H. (2020). What do prospective graduate students really think about social media? A proposed research study. Perspectives, 32(2), 9-13. https://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/229

Paris, J. H. (2016). The ethical evaluation of admission applicants with a criminal history. Perspectives, 28(2), 5–6. https://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/227

Paris, J. H. (2016). A road map for measuring graduate enrollment management success. Perspectives, 28(1), 8–12. https://doi.org/10.34944/dspace/228