Where Are They Now? Recent Alum Highlight: Jillian Martin

Dr. Jillian Martin CSAA-D Spring 2017 Current Position:  Assistant Director for Strategy and Evaluation Institution: Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement – Washington University in St Louis Dissertation: The stool must not touch the ground: Student and community affairs at a private liberal arts institution in Ghana, West Africa   Tell us about what…

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Katie’s Story: Mother and Scholar… Navigating Two New Identities at the Same Time

When I came to UGA in the spring of 2017 for a campus visit, I met for breakfast with Dr. Dunn, who was to be my advisor.  At the time, I was seven months pregnant with my daughter, Ruth. I knew Dr. Dunn well from my previous CSAA experience as a master’s student, so our…

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Where Are They Now? Recent Alum Highlight: Joan Collier

Dr. Joan Collier CSAA-D Spring 2017 Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio Dissertation: Using Sista Circle Methodology to Examine Sense of Belonging of Black Women in Doctoral Programs at a Historically White Institution What have you been up to in your new role? As a VAP, I have teaching and service…

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Student Highlights: Fall 2017 Milestones

Throughout Fall 2017 semester, we had several members of the CSAA-D community complete program milestones.  Congrats to you all! There are six steps to completing the CSAA doctoral process. The first two are for publishable paper, second two for comprehensive exams, and remaining two are for dissertation prospectus and defense/ completion. Together, these steps spell…

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CSAA-D at ACPA & NASPA ’18

Join CSAA-D faculty and students for presentations at both NASPA and ACPA National Conferences.  We invite you to join us for the Friends of the University of Georgia Reception cohosted by the UGA Division of Student Affairs.  Tweet us @saUGA411 and/or use our program hashtag #saUGA411 to communicate throughout the conferences. NASPA ’18 Philadelphia, PA Saturday,…

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Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Candace Moore, Georgia Triple Dawg & CSAA-D Alum, Changing the Game

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Candace Moore, Georgia Triple Dawg & CSAA-D Alum, Changing the Game

CSAA-D ambassador Brittany Williams recently caught up with Triple Dawg and CSAA-D alum Dr. Candace Moore (’02, ’04, ’11) to learn about her recent appointment as the inaugural Director of the University of Maryland’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education. Moore joined the University of Maryland Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education…

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Research Team Highlight: Activism on Campus

Most of the #ActivismOnCampus Research Team – not pictured: Ricky Roberts, Meg Evans, and Wilson Okello. The #ActivismOnCampus Research team, under the direction of Drs. Chris Linder and Stephen John Quaye (Miami University), has been hard at work since Fall 2016. In August 2016, the research team gathered to design a study to better understand…

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Lessons Learned from the Publishable Paper

“Congratulations Lamesha!” I was standing outside of the room where I had just defended my publishable paper proposal anxiously waiting for the door to open (picture provided below) when Dr. Means came out and said those words to me! I felt so much relief knowing that the long awaited moment had passed. What can be…

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Student Reflection: Publishable Paper

Like probably every doctoral student, my timeline is important to me. Finishing on my schedule means meeting goals in a timely matter, and accomplishing my publishable paper milestones was the first step in adjusting to the doctoral process as a part-time student and full-time employee/dog mother (See: Scout the Pup!). Because I thought about publishable…

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Student Reflection: Thoughts on Being a Black Queer Trans Educator

Melvin A. Whitehead is a second year doctoral student in the College Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Georgia. His research interests include: how community colleges develop and implement diversity and equity practices and the development, impact, and evaluation of social justice/ally training programs on college campuses. His current research project uses an…

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