Meet the CSAA Ambassadors for 2018 – 2019

CSAA-D Ambassadors are current doctoral students who are available to answer your questions about the CSAA-D program and UGA. Please contact any of the students listed below if you are interested in exploring the program from a student’s point of view. 2018-2019 CSAA-D Ambassadors Lamesha Andrews  she/her/hers Full-time student Current position: Doctoral Intern for Staff Development in…

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CSAA-D at ASHE 2018

  43rd Annual ASHE Conference “Envisioning the Woke Academy” November 14-17 Location: Tampa, Florida CSAA-D was well represented at the 2018 ASHE Conference! Our faculty and students presented and chaired fifteen dynamic sessions. We are all looking forward to next year’s ASHE in Portland, Oregon. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 8:00am – 9:00am This is Soul Work: An…

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#SAUGA411 AT SACSA 2018: Awards, Presentations, and More!

2018 Annual SACSA Conference Building Ways to Educate, Advocate, Cultivate and Heighten our purpose in Student Affairs November 3 – 5, 2018 Location: Myrtle Beach, SC CSAA-D & SAL was well represented at the 2018 SACSA Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our students and recent alums presented ten sessions and were recognized with several…

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Information Sessions for CSAA-D & SAL

Are you interested in a terminal degree in Student Affairs? The Department of Counseling & Human Development Services invites you to join our information sessions to learn more about our Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration and Ed.D. in Student Affairs Leadership programs. Please mark your calendars for one of the following information sessions: Thursday, September…

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Where Are They Now? Recent Alum Highlight: Jackie Clark

  Dr. Jackie Clark CSAA-D Summer 2017 Current Position: Assistant Professor Institution: St. Martin’s University Dissertation: Professional Competencies and the Role of the Dean of Students at Small Colleges   “I will take this opportunity to thank the faculty for being great teachers and mentors. I felt supported academically and emotionally and that made all the difference.” –…

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Student Highlights: Spring 2018 Milestones

Throughout Spring 2018, several students in the CSAA-D community of practice completed 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 preliminary exams, and the remaining two are for the dissertation prospectus and defense/completion.  Together, these steps spell…

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Research Team Reflection: Niah Grimes

600 articles. 5 researchers. 1 study. The story of a content analysis. Before entering the CSAA program, I thought I knew what it meant to conduct research. Coming from an undergraduate institution that provided me with a great research foundation I naively thought I had all the tools to conduct doctoral level research. It was…

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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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