Andrew Crain

Doctoral Student




Andrew Crain is a doctoral student in the Institute of Higher Education and a talent acquisition specialist for UGA Development & Alumni Relations. Prior to joining IHE, Andrew served as a staff member in the UGA Career Center for six years. Professionally, Andrew is passionate about career planning and development, mentoring future professionals, and organizational change. He presents regularly on LinkedIn and other career development topics and is a past president of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE).

Andrew’s research focuses on critical lines of inquiry, exploring post-secondary issues such as the experiences of black students and the experiences of rural students within the inherently dominant spaces of college campuses. Particular contexts and events, such as Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Black Lives Matter movement, offer unique windows into the way that institutions of higher education respond to stakeholder needs. Andrew also maintains an interest in career development topics, including the effects of internship compensation and first-destination graduate outcomes. Andrew has a master’s degree in Student Affairs and undergraduate degrees in history and anthropology from Missouri State University.