Faculty Spotlight: Drs. Higgins & Martin

Last academic year, we welcomed two new faculty members to the CSAA-D Community, Drs. Marian Higgins and Georgianna Martin! Dr. Marian Higgins joined the faculty in spring of 2017 to coordinate the Student Affairs Leadership Ed.D. program.  She earned her Ph.D. from our very own College Student Affairs Administration program.  She has worked in higher…

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Recent Highlights

ACPA is in full swing, but our doctoral students have so many things happening in addition to their many presentations. Below we highlight just a few of the great accomplishments they have achieved in the past few months! Congratulations to Jabari Bodrick on his election as Co-Chair of NASPA’s Socioeconomic and Class Issues in Higher Education Knowledge Community. Alumna…

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It’s Conference Season!

It’s student affairs conference season!  UGA’s CSAA and SAL programs will have a strong showing at the annual ACPA meeting in Tampa, FL and the annual NASPA meeting in New Orleans, LA this year! As student affairs educators and scholar-practitioners, faculty and students involved with the UGA CSAA and SAL programs are committed to engaging…

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#SACSA14: Join the conversation with #saUGA411

This weekend several of our CSAA students, faculty, and alumni will head to Louisville, KY for the 65th Annual SACSA Conference. This year’s theme is Achieving the Triple Crown: Inclusiveness, Professionalism, & Collegiality. CSAA will be represented in several conference presentations covering a wide variety of topics including social media, innovative pedagogy, and student success at HBCUs. We…

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The Road to Research

One of the hallmarks of the CSAA-D program is the structure of our doctoral research requirements. Each student creates and conducts two original studies to fulfill the program’s requirements. Part of what makes our program unique is students pursuing studies related to their passions and areas of interest. While their advisor and committee members support…

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Admissions Season is Here!

The UGA College Student Affairs Administration PhD program is once again looking for new members to join our community of practice.  We are seeking motivated practitioners who have a passion for student affairs and a willingness and desire to contribute to the field through the creation of new scholarship.  Our aim is to add members…

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Chris Linder: Emerging Scholar and Inspiring Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Linder, an Emerging Scholars Award recipient at this year’s ACPA annual conference!  While deserving of this award, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Linder was recognized among the academy for her contribution to the field of student affairs.  Similar to ACPA, Dr. Linder espouses the values of multicultural competence, inclusion,…

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ACPA Conference: Day 1 Revisited

Masters student Alex Lange, presents an update from Day 1 of the 2014 ACPA Conference: Greetings from Indianapolis! Last night, ACPA 2014 kicked off officially with a re-invented opening session! In TEDTalk style – being dubbed HEd Talks for the Convention – we heard from three amazing speakers with messages that relate to our work…

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Dr. Richard Mullendore, 2014 NASPA Pillar of the Profession

This year NASPA has honored one of our program’s greatest gems, Dr. Mullendore, with their Pillar of the Profession Award. Describing Dr. Mullendore’s awards, honors, and previous positions makes me feel like I’m showing off just by knowing the man. He’s been a leader or a distinguished member in nearly every organization and association in…

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A Note to Dr. Laura Dean, ACPA Diamond Honoree

I was recently asked to write one or two short paragraphs to congratulate Dr. Laura Dean on being selected as an ACPA Diamond Honoree and to say some words from a (former) student’s perspective. While I can only speak from my experiences, I would be blown away if these were not representative of the hundreds…

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