Dr. Alvim serves as the lead faculty for the Student Affairs in Higher Education track within the Counseling and Human Development Program. He earned his Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education with an emphasis in Philosophy of Education from Kent State University. He has also earned a Master's in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs from Youngstown State University and a Law degree (Bachelor of Juridical Sciences) from the Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, in his native country of Brazil. His past experience as a student affairs educator and a higher education administrator at private and public institutions of higher learning includes working with college students primarily in multicultural development, academic support services (advising and peer mentoring), leadership development, residence life, and judicial affairs. Prior to joining the Walsh faculty, he also worked with graduate and undergraduate students for several years in the classroom as an adjunct instructor and a teaching fellow. Dr. Alvim's research interests include: diversity and multiculturalism, with a focus on the intersection of religion and higher education; Christian scholarship, particularly as it pertains to the integration of faith and learning; moral dialogues and respectful conversations as a pedagogy for student development and formation; virtue ethics; and assessment in student affairs practice.