Helping men find their roles in college and in life
Additional research has also shown that college men tend to be less involved in campus life (except for athletics) than the women are.
Miles Groth, professor of psychology at Wagner and director of the new Wagner Men’s Center, has been working to address this imbalance. Funded by the Lilly Endowment, Wagner and 13 other colleges conducted programs to engage men in discerning their sense of vocation and purpose in life. In a new book co-edited by Groth and Gar Kellom, former executive director of the Center for Men’s Leadership and Service at St. John’s University in Minnesota, all of the participating colleges report on their programs and findings. Engaging College Men: Discovering What Works and Why (Men’s Studies Press, 2010) includes a chapter by Groth and students who participated in Wagner’s men’s project, William Jock ’08, Andrew Hager ’10, and Kyle Glover ’11.