Department of Human Services
Office Address: 214 Killian Building
Research Interests: I am interested in exploring the post-military career transition of military veterans
in civilian organizations, employment experiences of veterans with service-connected
disabilities, underlying constructs of military friendly employment practices, and
critical perspectives on servant leadership.
Education: PhD, Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University; MA, Higher Education/Student
Affairs, Western Kentucky University; BA, Psychology Central Washington
Biography: Sarah E. Minnis, PhD is an experienced scholar-practitioner with more than 20 years'
experience in educational program development and organization development. Minnis
has spent a more than a decade addressing veterans' education and employment through
her research and work. She is a published author in academic and practitioner outlets
as well as a skilled researcher who has developed a support and training model to
help employment communities better understand the value of veterans. Minnis is the
recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Association of Veteran
Education Specialists and the Supra et Extra Award from the NASPA Veterans Knowledge
Community. In 2015 Sarah was the second runner up for the AHRD Esworthy Malcolm S.
Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award.
Publications & Selected Presentations
Minnis, S. E. (2018). Telling your story and building relationships. In K. Money & D. Vacchi (Eds.).
Straight talk for veterans: A guide to transitioning into higher education and the
civilian workplace. VetEdd Press.
Minnis, S. E. (2017). Preface: Veterans in Career Transition and Employment. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(1), 3-5.
Davis, V. E., & Minnis, S. E. (2017). Military Veterans' Transferrable Skills: An HRD Practitioner Dilemma. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(1), 6-13.
Minnis, S. E. (2018, April). Go Beyond A Veteran-Friendly Campus: Audit Student Veterans' Co-curricular
& Academic Needs for Accessibility, Inclusivity & Success. Paperclip Communications Webinar Series.
Minnis, S. E. (2017, October). Post 9/11 GI Bill Update: A New Era of Education for Veterans. Paperclip Communications Webinar Series.
Minnis, S. E. & Greer, T. (2017, February). Engaging Research in Practice: Approaching HRD as a Scholar-Practitioner. Presentation given at the annual meeting of Academy of Human Resource Development,
San Antonio, TX.
Minnis, S. E. (2016, February). HRD and the US Military: Addressing the Changing Nature of Military Jobs and Careers. Paper presentation given at the annual meeting of Academy of Human Resource Development,
Minnis, S. E. (2016, February). Sustainable Employment: Viable Construct, HR Jargon, or Both? Presentation given at the annual meeting of Academy of Human Resource Development,
Minnis, S. (2016). Using data to support student veteran success. The Annual Knowledge Community Conference Publication (77-78). National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Inc.
Minnis, S. (2015). What does it mean to be "veteran-friendly"? The Annual Knowledge Community Conference Publication (68-70). National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), Inc.
Minnis, S. E. (2014). Consider whether your institution qualifies as veteran friendly. Student Affairs Today, 17(7), 1-2.
Minnis, S. E. (2014, June). What does it mean to be "veteran friendly?" National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Veterans Knowledge Community. http://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/what-does-it-mean-to-be-veteran-friendly
Minnis, S.E. & Hammond, S.P. (2014, April). Million records project leaves questions unanswered
about veterans' educational success. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Veterans Knowledge Community. https://www.naspa.org/constituent-groups/posts/vkc-white-papers
Minnis, S.E. (2014, March). Veterans develop career confidence in higher education. National Career Development Association, Career Convergence Magazine. http://associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sd/news_article/87628/_PARENT/layout_details_cc/true
Minnis, S., Bondi, S., & Rumann, C. B. (2013). Focused learning environments for student veterans.
In F. A. Hamrick & C. B. Rumann (Eds.), Called to serve: A handbook on student veterans and higher education (201-218). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.