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Chester E. Peters Lecture Series

Chester E. Peters

The Chester E. Peters Lectures in Student Development Series was established in 1983. Kansas State University, in cooperation with the College of Education, named the lecture series after Chet Peters in recognition of his contributions to K-State students and the student personnel profession. Since 1983, the series has been fortunate to host several prominent professionals in student affairs. Please feel free to browse this website and let us know if you have any questions.

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Save the Date for the 2019 Lecture (PDF)

"Historical and Power-Conscious Approaches for Addressing Campus Sexual Violence"

Friday, April 19, 2019
10 a.m.
Forum Hall, K-State Student Union, Manhattan, Kansas

→ Watch the Lecture via Livestream

Dr. Chris Linder

Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Utah


Dr. Chris LinderAbout Dr. Linder

Dr. Chris Linder (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Utah, where her scholarship focuses on sexual violence and student activism. Dr. Linder regularly teaches courses on diversity, equity, and inclusion; student development theory; foundations of higher education and student affairs; and qualitative research through a power-conscious, historical lens. Dr. Linder identifies as a queer, white cisgender woman from a working-class background (from Kansas!) who strives to interrupt power and dominance in her work as an educator and activist. Prior to becoming faculty, Dr. Linder worked as a student affairs educator and administrator for 10 years, spending the majority of her career as a director of a campus-based women’s center supporting survivors of sexual violence. Dr. Linder earned a PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a first-generation college student.

Dr. Linder's new book, Sexual Violence on Campus: Power-Conscious Approaches to Awareness, Prevention, and Response (Emerald Press), was published in May 2018. Additionally, in partnership with Dr. Jessica C. Harris (UCLA), Dr. Linder co-edited Intersections of Identity and Sexual Violence on Campus (Stylus, 2017). Dr. Linder is also co-editor of the 2nd Edition of Multiculturalism on Campus (Stylus, 2017), and has published work on student activism, white women’s anti-racist identity development, and racism in graduate preparation programs in a variety of journals in higher education and student affairs. Dr. Linder serves on the editorial board for the Journal of College Student Development and the NASPA Journal about Women in Higher Education.

→ 2019 Lecture Program (PDF)