Fri, 07/10/2020 - 5:10pm
Brook Thompson joined IHE on July 1 as the director of the Georgia College Advising Corps. She brings wide experience with college access programs, recruitment and retention among diverse populations, and school-college-community networks. Brook served three years as a coordinator of GEARUP, a federally-funded program in North Carolina that prepares high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. Previously, she was Teacher…
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 3:20pm
"The Relationships Between State Community College Governance Centralization and Local Appropriations" appears in the latest issue of Higher Education Politics & Economics. The research by Lindsey Hammond (PhD 2020), Sean Baser (PhD student) and Alexander Cassell (MEd 2019) explores relationship between community college independence and local appropriations outcomes. The team compared local funding trends among six statewide community…
Tue, 07/07/2020 - 3:14pm
IHE graduates Samantha (Rogers) Jelks (PhD 2019) and Andrew Crain (PhD 2020) collaborated on a Journal of Higher Education article about STEM career development and retention, "Sticking with STEM: Understanding STEM Career Persistence among STEM Bachelor’s Degree Holders." The authors sought to challenge the narrative that shortcomings in education pipelines account for unmet demand in STEM professional fields. They focused on college graduates…
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 3:04pm
The rapid rise in popularity and monetization of Esports (virtual simulations of sports, competitive games, and military operations) in American culture is drawing the attention of higher education leaders. Welch Suggs (PhD), Jennifer May-Trifiletti (PhD student), Jim Hearn, and Julianne O'Connell (PhD student) prepared a research brief for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) that highlights potential benefits and challenges of structuring…
Tags: research
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…
Tags: International
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…
Tags: alumni
Mon, 06/08/2020 - 8:23am
IHE graduate Kathy R. Pharr (EdD 2011) assumes the dual responsibility of chief of staff and interim vice president for marketing and communications on July 1, 2020. She has served in a variety of roles throughout her 27 years at UGA, and most recently as chief of staff and associate vice president for institutional affairs. “I am honored and humbled to be asked by President Morehead to serve the University of Georgia in this expanded role. I am…
Tags: alumni
Fri, 05/22/2020 - 1:32pm
Professor Rob Toutkoushian led two Zoomtable discussions for nearly fifty graduates and students to discuss the financial impact of Covid-19 on institutions of higher education. The participants joined the sessions from across the US at various agencies, governing boards, and public and private institutions. Professor Toutkoushian presented overviews of funding models and ways that the traditional revenue streams have been disrupted. The general…
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 2:13pm
Greg Wolniak formally joined the editorial team at the Journal of Higher Education (JHE) as an associate editor on May 1. Greg has served a member of JHE’s editorial review board since 2013. In response to the announcement he said, “I’m excited to join the editorial team at JHE and honored to have been presented with the opportunity.” Greg noted that he has benefited from the constructive support of editors at core journals, like JHE, throughout…
Tags: research