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Instruction and Research Committee (I&R)

Committee Chair

Professor, Higher Education Administration

(716) 878-4855

Bacon Hall 310





Kimberly A. Kline, Ph.D. serves as Professor and former Chair of the Higher Education Administration Department at SUNY Buffalo State. Her research focuses on issues of social justice/agency in higher education, professional development, well-being and student learning outcomes assessment. Kimberly has 27 years of experience in higher education and student affairs, both as a faculty member and a professional.

Kimberly is currently completing her second term as Senator, School of the Professions.  She currently serves as a University Faculty Senator, has served as Chair of the Instruction and Research (INR) Committee and has served as Chair of the Academic Plan Committee. Kimberly has also served in International and National leadership roles, as a member of the U.S. Fulbright Program, U.S. Peer Review Committee to Ukraine/Bulgaria/Moldova/Belarus from 2016 – 2018. Also, as a member of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine, Graduate Student to U.S. Award Review Committee from 2014 – present. Nationally, Kimberly served as a Directorate Member, Association of College Personnel Administrators (ACPA), Commission for Assessment and Evaluation. She had the privilege of serving as a 2012-2013 Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla in Ukraine and returned as a 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar to study the student-initiated protests that led to Euromaidan and the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. Kimberly most recently published the text Reflection in action: A guidebook for faculty and student affairs professionals for Stylus and was named a 2015 Diamond Honoree recipient by the Association of College Personnel Administrators Educational Leadership Foundation.


  • Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University
  • M.S. in Student Personnel Administration from SUNY Buffalo State
  • B.A. in Political Science from Slippery Rock University

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