Alumna Heidi Scheusner Leming (PhD ’13) has received the 2019 John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer from the leading student affairs organization, NASPA, Region III.
Alumnus Todd Holcomb (EdD ’92) has been named the eighth president of Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, beginning July 1, 2019. Hawkeye Community College serves more than 25,000 individuals and awards nearly 1,500 diplomas and degrees annually. Since 1966, the college has had a significant impact on the Waterloo and Cedar Rapids area, by graduating more than 50,000 students, with 94 percent staying in Iowa.
Several IHE alumni and friends contributed to the Institute of Higher Education fund during the first-ever Georgia Giving Week, held April 20-26. Participants received a special discount on items at the University Bookstore and a limited edition UGA mini pennant magnet.
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Unequal Higher Education, a new book by IHE alumnus Barrett Taylor and former IHE postdoctoral associate Brendan Cantwell, has been published by Rutgers University Press.
IHE alumna Theresa Wright is one of five faculty members and service professionals who received the 2019 Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach at the Faculty Recognition Banquet held on April 1.
Wright earned her Ph.D. in 2011 and is the director of assessment and evaluation for the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach and the unit manager for the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s Survey Research and Evaluation Initiative.
Lori Hagood (PhD 2017) has an article, "The Financial Benefits and Burdens of Performance Funding in Higher Education," released Online First by Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and scheduled to appear in the journal's June 2019 issue.
IHE Alumnus Jonathan Turk was part of a team at ACE that recently launched a microsite and a seminal research report on race and ethnicity in higher education, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: A Status Report.
ACE and Hobson recently released a new report, A Look at Five Key Outcomes in Early Adulthood for Associate Degree Earners, the fourth in series that explored early outcomes for recent high school graduates who enroll in community colleges.
Jonathan Turk (Ph.D. 2016) published an article in Research in Higher Education, entitled "Estimating the Impact of Developmental Education on Associate Degree Completion: A Dose–Response Approach.”
Noble Jones’ (PhD, 2018) dissertation is one of two selected to receive the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award given by the American Education Research Association (AERA), Division J. One of the leading research societies, AERA - Division J, is part of a community of postsecondary education researchers who promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
Juanita Hicks (Ed.D. 2018) is the new vice chancellor for human resources at the University System of Georgia. Juanita comes to USG from Georgia Tech where she was the deputy director of human resources & special projects.
Emmanuel Little (PhD, 2018) is featured on the cover of the Milledgeville Scene magazine. He is recognized as one of their "20 under 40" rising stars who are making a significant impact on the Milledgeville/Baldwin County area. Little is the founding director of the Call Me MISTER program at Georgia College and State University.
Kelly Rosinger (PhD, 2015), Andrew Belasco (PhD, 2014) & James Hearn examine the relationship between adoption of universal and targeted no-loan policies and the economic diversity at elite colleges. Their paper, “A Boost for the Middle Class: An Evaluation of No-Loan Policies and Elite Private College Enrollment,” appears in The Journal of Higher Education, 90:1, 27-55.
Andrew Pearl (Ph.D. 2015) has been named the new director of community engagement research and publications in the University of Alabama’s Center for Community-Based Partnerships (CCBP), effective February 1, 2019. Drew will provide support to students and faculty in Bama’s new Student Community Engagement Center, as well as work across campus to offer support on academic publications, presentations, and research related to community-engaged scholarship.
Tiffanie Spencer (Ph.D. 2017) started a new position at the University of Vermont in September 2018. As the director for diversity and community engagement, Dr.
In addition to being an IHE alumna, Yarbrah served for six years as program director for the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC), an outreach program of UGA's Institute of Higher Education.
In her new national role, she will support current programs in Georgia and South Carolina (including GCAC) and assist with the onboarding of new programs across the country. Yarbrah says, “My goal is to help programs increase their impact so they can help more underserved students achieve their dreams of attending and graduating from college.”
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 Cox's term on July 1.
IHE alumna Lucia Brajkovic has received Honorable Mention in the 2017 Best Dissertation Award competition established by the Comparative and International Education Society’s Higher Education Special Interest Group.
She was presented with the award in March at the CIES HESIG business meeting in Atlanta. CIES is a scholarly association dedicated to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives.
IHE welcomes visiting scholar and IHE alumna Haixia Xu.
The Institute of Higher Education welcomes visiting scholar and IHE alumna Haixia Xu, a Research Fellow at the National Center for Education Development Research (NCEDR) of the Chinese Ministry of Education. NCEDR is charged with providing consultancy to the leadership of the ministry and its various departments on macro-level education policies in China.
Three doctoral students in the Institute of Higher Education were honored at an awards luncheon hosted by IHE on Dec. 12.
Kristin Linthicum and Tiffanie Spencer were the inaugural recipients of awards honoring the memories of IHE faculty members Thomas G. Dyer and J. Douglas Toma. Rachel Burns was named the 11th recipient of the Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship, established in 2005 to honor the former Georgia governor and his wife.
The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees this week named Houston D. Davis as the school’s 11th president. Davis has served as an IHE Fellow since 2012.
Three IHE alumni were recognized in the September 2016 newsletter of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), a scholarly society dedicated to higher education as a field of study.
Denisa Gándara (Ph.D. 2016) and Dennis Kramer (Ph.D. 2014) were among those welcomed as the newest members of the ASHE Board of Directors and Councils, while Joy Blanchard (Ph.D. 2008) was listed in the ASHE “Notables” section.
As of Sept. 1, Sandidge became the special advisor to the dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
IHE alumna Rebecca Sandidge (Ph.D. 2015) has taken a new position in Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. As of Sept. 1, she has moved from the MBA Admissions Office to the Office of the Dean, where she will be special advisor to Dean Erika James.
IHE alumna Jennifer Frum (Ph.D., 2009) has been named to Georgia Trend’s newest list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians.
She joins UGA President Jere Morehead, as well as a host of business and political leaders included in the annual list, published in the magazine’s January 2016 issue. At age 47, she is among the youngest of those selected by the magazine for “making an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people across the state.”
Sixteen students in graduate programs with the Institute of Higher Education received their degrees at UGA Commencement ceremonies held on Dec. 18.
Graduating from the M.Ed. program in Higher Education Administration were Kristen Drapela and Nikki Hon.
Graduating from the Ph.D. program were Lucia Brajkovic, Lindsay Coco and Rebecca Sandidge.