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Ness Featured in UGAToday


by Jewel Caruso

Erik Ness, professor and graduate coordinator at MIHE, was featured in UGAToday highlighting his path that led to his work in higher education policy.

The article discusses Ness' professional preparation, approach to teaching, hobbies, and his start at UGA. When a job at the Institute opened, he said, "My dream job opened up. I've always admired UGA from that visit."

Ness' position at UGA has given him the opportunity to instruct a variety of classes on education policy and develop other projects to pursue his research interests and impact state policy. "One [project] that I'm really excited about now is a chance to study how states authorize various post-secondary institutions."

He enjoys preparing students through coursework and graduate assistantship placements. "Because our program is an applied program, we are teaching students how to be leaders in higher education either as researchers or administrators, so we find that our students have a lot to offer to other academic units and other public service units on campus."

Read the full article on UGAToday

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Graduate Coordinator and Professor of Higher Education

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