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Thu, 06/30/2022 - 9:22am
by Jewel Caruso Ashley Burnside (EdD 2019) has been named the director of the center for student success at the University of Southern Mississippi starting July 1, 2022. She will lead projects on the success and retention-based initiatives, student outreach, staff operations, and retention-based scholarship awarding. When asked what drew her into this new position at USM, Burnside said, "Having been at a small institution, I was eager to spread…
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 10:09am
by Jewel Caruso Dominique A. Quarles (PhD 2019) has been named Georgia Southern University's associate vice president for inclusive excellence and chief diversity officer starting August 1, 2022. The institution has committed to making inclusive excellence a strategic pillar and a core value. Quarles' position is essential to achieving that goal. Quarles is an alumnus of GS, earning his B.S. and M.Ed. in Statesboro, and received his Ph.D. at the…
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:11am
by Jewel Caruso James Hearn and Jarrett Warshaw's (PhD 2016) latest TIAA (The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association) Institute report, "The pandemic and access-oriented private nonprofit colleges" was highlighted in an article on Inside Higher Ed. Access-oriented colleges have less selective acceptance rates and a wide range of test scores. This study seeks to answer the question, "How would underrepresented populations dare in the context…
Wed, 06/22/2022 - 12:18pm
by Jewel Caruso On June 20th, Dr. Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) tweeted an announcement of her latest publication in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. "Who enrolls in internationalized courses? An exploration of at-home access at one community college" is available on APA PsychNet's website. Whatley says her publication "adopts an equity-focused lens to study community college participation in internationalized coursework and study…
Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:52am
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum returned as an in-person gathering on June 6-9, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The MIHE community was well represented with presentations each day and with Karen Webber transitioning to president of the organization on Wednesday, June 8.Check out the sessions below. More information about the conference and list of all programs https://www.airweb.org/forum/2022/home.  AIR Forum 2022 Tuesday, June…
Thu, 05/05/2022 - 4:08pm
Melissa Whatley's quip on Twitter is representative of the humor and approachability that she brings to quantitative analysis. She writes, "when I was in the first grade all I wanted to do was be an author. I’m not sure a quant methods textbook is what 5-year-old me had in mind, but maybe this will do." Congratulations to MIHE PhD Melissa Whatley on the release of her new textbook on quantitative research by Springer. Her book, Introduction to…
Thu, 05/05/2022 - 2:43pm
Joy Blanchard (MIHE PhD) and Ashley Clayton (former postdoctoral associate) were honored for their contributions to the LSU community at a special awards ceremony on May 4 for university faculty. Blanchard received the 2022 Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award. This award recognizes a full-time faculty member at the rank of associate professor who serves as a model for the community in demonstration of a commitment to peace, equality, and…
Fri, 04/22/2022 - 11:28am
by Larissa Lozano Although there is substantial writing by academics from working-class backgrounds, there is little research on the relationship between social class and positions in academia.  To address this gap in research, Karly Riffe (MIHE PhD 2018), Meghan Pifer, Jacob Hartz, and Maria Ibarra gathered narratives from over 200 working-class academics (WCA) to understand how they contribute to student goals and development. Their findings…
Thu, 04/21/2022 - 12:07pm
by Larissa Lozano Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) and Stijn Daenekindt, (Ghent University), take a unique approach to researching performance-based funding (PBF). While previous research focused narrowly on states that have implemented, their study also includes states that have not implemented this policy through data modeling and analysis of PBF-related rhetoric in newspapers. In its basic sense, PBF is a policy that coordinates fund allocation from…
Wed, 04/20/2022 - 2:52pm
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 meeting was held April 21-26, 2002 with participants able to attend virtually and in-person in San Diego, CA. AERA 2022 Thursday, April 21 2:30-4:00 Meredith Billings (former postdoc), Denisa Gandara…

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