Sam Owens

Texas State University
Doctoral Students


Sam Owens holds an MA in applied philosophy and ethics. Sam is currently a doctoral student in the developmental education program at Texas State. Sam aspires to create more trans-inclusive educational environments. Sam is a co-author of the recently published NOSS white paper Clarifying Terms and Reestablishing Ourselves within Justice: A Response to Critiques of Developmental Education as Anti-Equity. Sam is interested in justice and access in higher education.

Jonathan Lollar is a doctoral student in the DE Graduate Program (learning support concentration) at TXST. He is a research assistant and assistant editor of J-CASP. Jonathan has a master’s in applied philosophy and ethics from TXST. He has taught undergraduate courses in philosophy and educational psychology. He also has interests in correctional education (incarcerated learners), education policy, motivation, and DE instructor identity.


Queering metacognition: Conceptualizing a more equitable approach for student engagement