Chris Broadhurst, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Chris Broadhurst, Ph.D.


Office: 348-G Bicentennial Education Center
Phone: 504-280-6026
Fax: 504-280-6453


Educational Background:
Ph.D, Educational Research and Policy Analysis (Higher Education concentration),
North Carolina State University, 2012
M.A, History, North Carolina State University, 1999
B.A, History, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1994

Chris Broadhurst is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, focusing on Higher Education. He arrived at the University of New Orleans in August of 2013 following a one-year visiting position at the University of Southern Mississippi. He brings an array of teaching experience at a variety of institutional types, including a traditional high school, an early college, a community college, a 4-year liberal arts college, and 2 different research universities. His research primarily focuses on the historical context of higher education during the second half of the twentieth century. He is particularly interested in two student-centered research agendas. The first investigates the development of student cultures, sub-cultures, and countercultures on campus. The second examines both historical and contemporary student activism and the expression of student voice against policies at the campus, state, and federal levels. He regularly presents at national conferences for ASHE, ACPA, and SHOES and is currently editing a monograph that examines campus activism in the 21st century.