Student transitions to college; College student alcohol and drug use; Student athletes; Scholar-practitioners in student affairs
Dr. Sally Lorentson currently holds the position of Associate Dean of University Life, with oversight of New Student and Family Programs, Off-Campus Student Services, University Life at Arlington, Loudoun, and Korea, UL Advancement efforts, and student success initiatives, and UL Student Services for the NOVA/Mason ADVANCE Program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Recreation, Health, and Tourism department and Higher Education Program. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling from California Lutheran University, and a doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University. Dr. Lorentson is a current member of NASPA Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice editorial board. She has worked in the field of student affairs for more than 15 years in capacities that range from working in housing, residence life, student conduct, wellness programming, recreation and intramurals, orientation, student activities, and off-campus student services. Her research interests include student transitions to college, college student alcohol and drug use, student athletes, and scholar-practitioners in student affairs.