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Andrew Crain

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PhD, 2020

Andrew Crain is the lead recruitment consultant with the University of Missouri System. He works most closely with the Missouri University of Science & Technology to facilitate executive search and endowed faculty recruitment.

Previously, he served as the director of experiential professional development at the UGA Graduate School. Crain also has been a talent acquisition specialist at the University of Georgia and a staff member in the UGA Career Center. Professionally, Crain is passionate about career planning and development, mentoring future professionals, and organizational change. He presents regularly on LinkedIn on these and other career development topics and is a past president of the Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers (GACE).

Crain’s research focuses on critical lines of inquiry, particularly around the issues of rural student access and success within higher education. Other interests include the educational landscape of Post-Katrina New Orleans and the Black Lives Matter movement, which offer unique windows into higher education’s response to internal and external challenges. Andrew also maintains an interest in career development topics, including experiential learning and STEM workforce development. Andrew has a master’s degree in student affairs and undergraduate degrees in history and anthropology from Missouri State University.

News Featuring Andrew Crain

by Jewel Caruso

Andrew Crain (PhD 2020) started a new position as the lead recruitment consultant at the Missouri University of Science and Technology on April 4, 2022. 

A large number of MIHE students, faculty, alumni, and former postdoctoral associates are participating in the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century. The…

Andrew Crain (PhD 2020) won first place in the Journal of Science Policy & Governance Policy position paper competition.

IHE graduates Samantha (Rogers) Jelks (PhD 2019) and Andrew Crain (PhD 2020) collaborated on a Journal of Higher Education article about STEM career development and retention, "Sticking with STEM: Understanding STEM Career…

In addition to the large group of IHE faculty and students who presented papers at the AERA conference in Toronto (April 5-8), Noble Jones (PhD 2018) received the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award from AERA's Division J, and Associate Professor Tim Cain…

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