Tricia Nolfi

Faculty / Tricia Nolfi

Assistant Professor II; Program Director, MA Organizational Leadership Program

Office Location 
Memorial Hall 202 G
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Academic Background

Ed.D, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University, (2015)
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education

M.Ed., College of Education, The Ohio University (1989)
Educational Leadership

B.S. College of Communication, The Ohio University (June, 1987)
Interpersonal Communication

Teaching Responsibilities

  • The Higher Education Organizations
  • The Practice of Leadership
  • Student Affairs & Organizations
  • Forms of Diversity in Organizations
  • Project Seminar in Leadership


Current research focuses on youth activism in the 1930’s and activist groups impact on public policy.


Nolfi, T. & Ruben, B.D. (2010). Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: Resources for Facilitators CD-ROM. The Assessing and Improving Student Organizations (AISO) Program, Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Ruben, B.D. & Nolfi, T. (2010). Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: Student Workbook. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Nolfi, T. & Ruben, B.D. (2010). Assessing and Improving Student Organizations: A Guide for Students. The Assessing and Improving Student Organizations (AISO) Program, Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Nolfi Torok, T., (Ed.) (2000) Advising Student Governments: Models for Practice and Strategies for Success. Columbia, SC: National Association for Campus Activities Educational Foundation

Selected Presentations

Nolfi, T (2016, May). Using Action Learning Groups as a Semester Long Activity. 39th Teaching Public Administration Conference, Newark, NJ

Nolfi, T. (2016, February). Flipping the Classroom: Strategies for Graduate Education Enhanced Learning. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA

Nolfi, T. (2016, January). Building Your Leadership Capacity.  International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Region II Conference, Atlantic City, NJ

Aldrich, C. & Nolfi, T (2015, April). “Managing Social Media in Emergencies: Introduction to the Incident Command System.” National Government Social Media Conference, Reno, NV.

Nolfi, T. (2013, December). “Creating memorable and profitable digital campaigns.” Guest speaker, Effective Marketing for Online Education, Corporate Learning Network, San Diego, CA.

Nolfi, T. (2013, March). “Make the connection: Talent management strategies that work.” Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District II Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Nolfi, T. (1993, March). “Focus groups: An assessment tool in designing student leadership programs. American College Personnel Association National Convention, Kansas City, MO.

Professional Magazine Articles

Nolfi, T. (2018, August 24). Using Experiential Learning to Develop Communication Competencies. PA Times

Nolfi, T. (2018, May 25). Developing Competencies for Effective Strategic Communications. PA Times

Nolfi, T. ( 2018, February, 23). The Critical Competency for Local Managers — Networking Skills. PA Times

Nolfi, T. (1994, March). Developing a training program for peer leadership educators. Campus Activities Programming. 26 (8), 60-63

Forney, D. & Nolfi, T. (1993). Taking stock: Using focus groups to better meet the needs of student leaders and advisors. Campus Activities Programming, 26(5), 54-59..

Nolfi, T. (1993). Designing a comprehensive student leadership program.  ACU-I Bulletin.  61(6), 4–10.

Book Reviews

Nolfi, T. (1994) Book review: What Matters in College by A. Astin. Campus Activities Programming. 26 (9).

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Public Administration 
American College Personnel Association
Association for the Study of Higher Education

Employment Background

  • Assistant Director, Marketing. Division of Continuing Studies, Rutgers University (2010-2013)
  • Associate Director, University Human Resources. Rutgers University (2001-2010)
  • Assistant Dean for Student Involvement, Rutgers College. Rutgers University (1995-2001)
  • Coordinator, Student Activities. Kansas State University (1993-1995)
  • Program Coordinator, Student Activities. Western Illinois University (1991-1993)
  • Assistant Director, Student Center/Student Activities. Tulane University. (1989-1991)