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Alexander (Sandy) Astin

Allan M. Carter Professor Emeritus
Alexander (Sandy) Astin
Alexander (Sandy) Astin

Moore Hall 3047
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Alexander (Sandy) Astin
Allan M. Carter Professor Emeritus



  • Allan M. Cartter Professor Emeritus
  • Founding Director, Higher Education Research Institute


Ph.D., Psychology, University of Maryland, 1958

Selected Publications

  • Astin, A. W., Astin, H. S., & Lindholm, J. A. Cultivating the Spirit: How College Can Enhance Students’ Inner Lives. SanFrancisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.
  • Astin, A. W., Astin, H. S. , & Lindholm, J. A. Assessing students’ spiritual and religious qualities. Journal of College Student Development, in press.
  • Astin, A. W. & Denson, N. “Multi-campus Studies of College Impact: Which Statistical Method is Appropriate? Research in Higher Education, Vol. 50, No.4, June 2009, 354-367
  • Astin, A. W. Mindworks: Becoming More Conscious in an Unconscious World. Information Age Publishing, 2007.

Curriculum Vitae