The shift from active-duty military personnel back to civilian life can be severely challenging. Editors Jose E. Coll and Eugenia L. Weiss have assembled a group of dedicated experts to discuss the various concerns associated with student veterans pursuing higher education. Supporting Veterans in Higher Education is an essential text that draws attention to the unique needs of student veterans and how they can be enabled to achieve a successful transition from
military to civilian life. This book explores effective ways of advising student veterans, learning the behavioral health factors that affect academic success, building supportive communities, and much more. The contributing authors understand the intersection between military culture and academic settings
and devote themselves to empowering student veterans as they continue their mission to serve beyond the military.
Jose E. Coll (MSW, University of Central Florida; PhD, University of South Florida) is associate professor of social work and director of the Office of Veteran Student Services at Saint Leo University, where he oversees services and resources for over 7,400 student veterans annually. Coll has developed numerous programs to enhance student veteran success, such as transition courses for veterans and the development of the Veteran Student Emergency Fund, which provides assistance to student veterans in financial crisis while attending Saint Leo University. Professor Coll is a fellow of the 2014-2015 American Council on Education. Eugenia L. Weiss (MSW, University of Southern California; PsyD, Alliant International University) is clinical associate professor of social work at the University of Southern California, where she is also co-coordinator of the military social work sub-concentration at the university's Virtual Academic Center. Weiss maintained a private practice for eighteen years working with military personnel and their families.