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Higher education ‘thought leader’ to deliver McBee Lecture

January 18, 2018

Michelle Asha Cooper, president of the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington, D.C., will deliver the 29th annual McBee Lecture at the University of Georgia. Cooper will discuss “A New Hope for a Better Tomorrow: Tackling Postsecondary Challenges Today” at 10 a.m. Feb. 12, 2018 in the UGA Chapel.

Her talk is part of the university’s Signature Lecture Series, which features speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of

IHE doctoral student is part of team researching undergraduate encounters with religion

November 14, 2017

Joshua Patterson, a doctoral candidate in the Institute of Higher Education, along with two University of Georgia colleagues, is a recipient of a national research award supporting innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship based on IDEALS data.

IDEALS is a national, longitudinal research project that seeks to understand undergraduate encounters with religious and worldview diversity. Designed in partnership with Interfaith Youth Core

IHE Ph.D. student writes successful grant proposal for Georgia Southern

November 8, 2017

Dominique Quarles, a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Higher Education, wrote Georgia Southern University’s successful grant proposal for the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, a U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Program.

With a perfect score of 110/110, he secured $1.1 million in funding over the next five years for first-generation and low-income undergraduate students at Georgia Southern University

IHE students receive special awards

October 12, 2017

Three doctoral students in the Institute of Higher Education were honored at a special awards luncheon hosted by IHE in October.

(l-r) Melissa Whatley, Karley Riffe, and Lori Hagood Melissa Whatley and Karley Riffe were the recipients of awards honoring the memories of IHE faculty members

IHE Student Awards Luncheon

October 6, 2017

Two Open Faculty Positions: Assistant/Associate Professors

August 10, 2017

The Institute of Higher Education is seeking two tenure-track assistant/associate professors of higher education beginning August 2018.

Download Position Postings The Institute is committed to advancing higher education policy, management, and leadership through research, graduate education, and outreach. Applications and Nominations: Review

Students visit Chinese universities

June 29, 2017

Students in the Executive EdD program in higher education management spent two weeks in China during June visiting several universities as one of two international components of their doctoral degree experience.

International educational enrichment is a key element of the program, providing a comparative cultural perspective for cohort students working toward their doctorate. The visit to

IHE students visiting Chineses Universities

June 22, 2017

Executive EdD Cohort at Tsinghua University

The Executive program in higher education management is spending two weeks in China during June to visit several universities as one of two international components

Brooks Seay named interim president at Young Harris College

May 25, 2017

IHE alumna Brooks Seay (Ed.D. 2011) has been appointed interim president at Young Harris College, where she has been serving as vice president for finance and operations and chief financial officer.

Young Harris Board of Trustees Chairman Brantley Barrow made the announcement this week and said she will begin serving at the conclusion of President Cathy

Ph.D. student is PI for project funded by new UGA seed grant program

May 24, 2017

David Tanner has been selected to receive an award through the President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program.

David Tanner, associate director and assistant public service faculty in UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and a Ph.D. student in the