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Mon, 11/21/2022 - 8:28am
by Jewel Caruso Rhani Lott Choi (EdD 2020) joined the National Institute for Trial Advocacy as their education director in June 2022. This role is a brand new position to the organization and will oversee faculty recruitment, training and development, and curriculum design. Wendy McCormack, the Executive Director, said about Choi: "I am so excited for Rhani to join our team as we all work through the 2022-2024 strategic plan and the various…
Tue, 11/01/2022 - 3:55pm
by Jewel Caruso Angela D. Bell (PhD 2008) co-published an article with three other University System ofG Georgia faculty: Leslie E. Hodges, Donald L. Rubin, and Coryn Shiftlet. Their research, "Need-Based Aid, Participation in Education Abroad, and Program Type Choice" was published in the Journal of Student Financial Aid. They designed the study to confirm previous findings about the degree to which lower income-based students are impacted in…
Tue, 11/01/2022 - 8:28am
by Jewel Caruso Art Malloy (EdD 2019) has been named the vice president for student affairs at the University of North Dakota and will start on January 9th, 2023. Malloy is currently serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has been in the UNC System since 2019. Previously, Malloy was the dean of student success at the Savannah College of Art & Design.…
Fri, 10/28/2022 - 2:11pm
by Jewel Caruso On October 27th, President Joe Biden announced 14 key appointments to the National Board for Education Sciences. Among these individuals was Denisa Gándara, an alumnus of McBee Institute's PhD Program. The National Board for Education Sciences holds 15 voting members appointed by the President. These individuals are responsible for advising the director, setting the Institute's priorities as proposed by the director, recommending…
Thu, 10/20/2022 - 3:21pm
by Jewel Caruso Torie Johnson (EdD 2017) recently accepted a position with Baylor University as the new associate vice president for strategic communication and initiatives. Johnson, who currently serves as the associate commissioner for academic relations for the SEC, will transition into this role effective November 28th.  Johnson graduated from Baylor University with a journalism degree when she took a position at the Southeastern Conference…
Mon, 10/10/2022 - 1:27pm
by Jewel Caruso Greg Wolniak, associate professor, and Sarah Burman, doctoral candidate, report the impacts of COVID-19-related campus closures on students' sense of belonging and academic self in their article, "COVID-19 Disruptions: Evaluating the Early Impacts of Campus." Published in the Journal of College Student Development, the article capitalizes on a pre-existing longitudinal survey that tracks student perceptions that began in 2017 and…
Thu, 10/06/2022 - 8:58am
by Jewel Caruso The Black Faculty and Staff Organization awards the Ed Wilker Memorial Egalitarian Award, which recognizes occupational excellence to UGA staff members yearly. McBee Institute alumni Narke Norton (MEd 2019) was this year's honoree. Norton is currently the associate director for recruitment and diversity initiatives at the UGA Graduate School. In addition, he is currently pursuing a PhD. Norton also holds an associate of arts in…
Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:04am
by Jewel Caruso Heidi Leming (PhD 2013) kicked off a higher education podcast, "From the Vice Chancellor (VC)'s Shelf." Joined by other faculty and staff across the TBR System, they will discuss themes in the book Disruptive Transformation in Higher Education by Colin Stewart and Robert Dwayne Kelly. The first episode launched at the end of September. Leming invited Brian Nolan, McBee Institute Fellow and president of East Tennessee State…
Wed, 09/28/2022 - 8:42am
by Jewel Caruso Three McBee Institute graduates and a postdoctoral associate combined forces to research funding trends during the pandemic, Paul Rubin (PhD 2017), Meredith Billings (Postdoc Research and Teaching Associate 2017-2019), Lindsey Hammond (PhD 2020), and Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016).  An article based on this work was recently published in American Behavioral Scientist titled "State Higher Education Funding during COVID-19: Exploring…
Tue, 09/20/2022 - 8:53am
by Jewel Caruso Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) released her first op-ed in Newsweek amid the large student loan forgiveness debate. "Now Let's Make College Free" addresses President Biden's recent announcement of the largest student loan forgiveness deal in United States history. Gándara specifically tells us how this step is so important: "Student-loan forgiveness is an important first step in addressing societal inequities caused in part by…

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