Dr. Joseph H. Paris is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Temple University. His research and teaching focus on the intersection of institutional effectiveness and college student success and draw upon his professional experience in enrollment management and higher education marketing. His work analyzes the relationships between college admissions criteria and selection methodologies, institutional finance, college student success, and access to postsecondary education. His past research investigated the validity of a measure of motivational-developmental dimensions as a predictor of academic performance and student persistence and how these variables can be effectively applied in college admissions. 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.

Research Interests

  • Test-optional admissions
  • College admissions criteria and methodologies
  • Higher education finance
  • Postsecondary access and student success

Courses Taught




HIED 5103

Access and Equity in Higher Education


HIED 5201

Diversity Issues in Higher Education


HIED 5202

The Costs of College


HIED 5203

Getting into College: Strategic Enrollment Management


HIED 5802

Leadership in Higher Education


HIED 8102

Higher Education Economics and Finance


HIED 8287

Research Practicum


EDAD 0855

Why care about College: Higher Education in American Life


Selected Publications

  • Paris, J.H. (2021). Promoting College Knowledge: Strategies for High School Teachers to Prepare Students for Success in College. The Teacher, 1(1), pp. 19-26. Retrieved from

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

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

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

  • Paris, J.H. (2020). Enrollment management in the context of Responsibility Center Management. College and University, 95(4), pp. 2-8. doi: 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), pp. 3830-3846. doi: 10.46743/2160-3715/2020.3371

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

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

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

  • Johnson, J.M., Paris, J.H., Curci, J.D., & Horchos, S. Beyond College Access: An Exploration of the Short-Term Impact of a Dual Enrollment Program. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, pp. 152102512110563-152102512110563. SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/15210251211056319