Justin Jeffery (IHE PhD student), Dominique Quarles (PhD 2019), and Sayamon Singto (Division of Academic Enhancement) have received a grant to explore “the connection between acculturation and educational attainment in first and second generation immigrant students at UGA.” The investigators hope to use the findings to inform UGA’s campus support strategies and programs. In addition to promoting academic success, the team will consider how students develop their cultural identities while in another country.
Jeffery serves as the director of International Student Life at UGA, and Quarles is the director of diversity and inclusion in the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity.
The Department of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Georgia awarded five grants this academic year.
Review the abstract and see other awarded projects at: https://faculty.studentaffairs.uga.edu/content_page/funded-research-projects-fy-2020