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: 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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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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