Health and Human Sciences


School of Education


Higher Education, Student success, Education, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Areas of Expertise

Student activism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, LGBTQ college students

Alex Lange

Lange’s work helps higher education administrators, faculty, staff and policymakers develop equitable and inclusive campus environments where all students can learn and thrive. They draw from both their research and 10 years as an educator in college and community settings to accomplish this.

Most of Lange’s research focuses on three broad areas: LGBTQ college student experiences and success; college student activism; and college student learning and development. They currently lead a multi-year study examining how transgender students get into, grow within and exit college. The study will yield more knowledge about the short- and long-term learning and development gains of transgender students. They use in-depth interviews, focus groups, observations and document methods in their research projects.

Lange earned their B.A. in law and American society from Florida Atlantic University, their M.Ed. in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia, and their Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership studies from the University of Iowa.