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Kanler Cumbass

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MEd, 2021

Kanler Cumbass is currently an associate at the Education Strategy Group where he focuses on postsecondary attainment. His research interests include Title IV/financial aid policy, and the impact student finances have on student success.

Prior to his graduation, Kanler worked alongside Dr. Karen Webber and Dr. Amy Stich on their WREA National Science Foundation project. He also served as the Graduate Assistant for the UGA Mentor Program and studied college affordability/access and how those factors relate to retention rates for underrepresented student populations.

Kanler attended Piedmont College where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in History and Political Science. While at Piedmont College, Kanler served as a Resident Assistant, Student Government Association President, and was heavily involved in the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Through this work on the QEP Steering Committee, Cumbass presented at the SACS-COC annual meeting in December of 2018.

News Featuring Kanler Cumbass

by Jewel Caruso

Kanler Cumbass, M.Ed. 2021 and Education Strategy Group(ESG) associate, recently co-authored an article with Oreyane Tate highlighting the ways that lawmakers across the United States seek…

Following his graduation in May 2021, Kanler Cumbass (MEd) started as a post-graduate intern for the Education Strategy Group (ESG). He hopes to work with administrations to uplift marginalized student populations. His main research interests include Title IV/…

Amy Stich, Elizabeth Ndika, Kanler Cumbass, and Collin Case recently presented their paper, Negotiating Ourselves: Navigating Paradigmatic Conflict and Diverse Identities in Collaborative Qualitative Research at the 2021 ICQI Conference.

The Institute of Higher Education celebrates with the following students, who completed their degrees this spring:

Danielle Kerr (PhD)

Kanler Cumbass (MEd)

Andrea Kiely (MEd)

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