Mon, 12/21/2020 - 9:17am
Toni Rogers (MEd) has been named the incoming associate vice president for academic fiscal affairs at the University of Georgia, effective January 1. In her new role, she will provide oversight in academic financial planning and assist academic units in fiscal matters.  Ms. Rogers has served as director of instruction fiscal affairs in the Office of Academic Fiscal Affairs since 2003. She previously was a business manager in the Office of…
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 1:43pm
Karen Webber and Rachel Burns (PhD 2018) appear in Research in Higher Education. Noting the upward trend in borrowing among graduate and professional students, Webber and Burns investigate the implications on students and institutions and on policy development.  Using data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data (IPEDS), their study examines educational debt for graduate and…
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Wed, 10/14/2020 - 11:04am
Lindsay Coco (PhD 2015) has been named by the University of Georgia in its inaugural group of Unsung Heroes. This recognition highlights the contributions of "outstanding staff members who have played an essential role in keeping UGA running smoothly during the COVID-19 pandemic." As the assistant director for initiatives in the Division of Academic Enhancement, Lindsay helps students overcome major challenges during the pandemic (like loss of…
Wed, 08/26/2020 - 11:09am
Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) and Meredith Billings (Postdoc, 2017-2019) present Causal Inference for Policy Analysis in Higher Education on Friday, October 30 from 12:00-1:30 eastern. The program is part of the ASHE Research Workshop series. According to the announcement, "[Gándara and Billings] will introduce participants to causal-inference designs with a focus on applications to policy analysis. [They] will also address challenges associated…
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Fri, 08/21/2020 - 9:41am
Daniel Thompson (EdD 2015) was promoted in May to senior education research analyst in the Federal Student Aid office at the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, he monitors institutional management of Federal Student Aid Title IV funds, performs program reviews, and educates institutions on compliance with federal policies. He also serves on the board for the Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to…
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Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:05am
Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) was quoted in two articles at the end of July on tuition in the pandemic: one in the Washington Post and another in Education Dive.   The Post article, "Discount, Freeze or Increase? How Universities are Handling Tuition this Fall," addresses the multifaceted challenges faced by higher education institutions and share some approaches implemented across the US. "We can't talk about prices without talking about costs,"…
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Fri, 08/07/2020 - 2:09pm
Maya Mapp became the Student Government & Leadership Coordinator at the University of California Santa Cruz in August 2020. In this position, Maya mentors and supports SGA officers, particularly in their leadership development, budgeting and finance, programming, and compliance. 
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 8:23am
Marion Fedrick, president of Albany State University and member of the current IHE executive doctoral program cohort, chairs an important advisory committee to review and study the names of buildings and colleges on all University System of Georgia (USG) campuses. In a press release announcing the committee, Chancellor Steve Wrigley noted, "USG’s mission is knowledge, and this action today is a step toward addressing how communities understand…
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 9:53am
Bryan McAllister-Grande and Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) produced a white paper for NAFSA entitled "International Higher Education Research: State of the Field." McAlister-Grande and Whatley survey the "major research questions and traditions that have informed research," and "explore theoretical, empirical, and methodological questions and challenges that [currently] face the field [of international higher education]." They also include…
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Tue, 06/16/2020 - 9:42am
Welch Suggs (PhD 2009) shares his extensive experience and research of intercollegiate sports with Inside Higher Ed podcast series, The Key. He notes that there are "still more question marks than periods" and reviews the many disparate forces factoring into athletic program decisions as some schools start athlete workouts while others shutter programs. Suggs acknowledges the considerable disparity in resources and prioritization of athletics…
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