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Kate Maine (Ed.D. 2019) was named as the inaugural vice president for marketing, communications and workforce development in a position shared between Dalton State University and Georgia Highlands College. Dalton State President John Fuchko III said, "Dr. Maine is an experienced higher education professional who understands the importance of Dalton State to our region, and I am very excited to have her join the college." Maine had previously…
by Jewel Caruso Karen Webber, McBee professor emeritus and past president of Association for Institutional Research, served as special guest editor for The AIR: Professional File Fall 2023 volume along with Henry Zheng.  The volume includes four articles on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics. Webber and Zheng write in their preface that they "briefly present some of the key factors that helped drive…
by Jewel Caruso Paul Rubin (PhD 2017), Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012), and Brendan Cantwell (former McBee postdoc) contributed to a recent article in Inside Higher Ed by Ryan Quinn, "Are Professors Really Fleeing Universities in Red States?" In the article, Quinn addresses news articles that have "raised alarms" that waves of faculty members are fleeing red states. Some observers had speculated that right-wing pressure has led to "Southern…
The Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core graduate-level courses, advises and mentor doctoral students in their studies and research, develop an. emerging national reputations in their research field, pursue an active program of funded research, and participate…
by Jewel Caruso An article by Hee Jung Gong (PhD 2021) and Robert Toutkoushian, McBee associate director, appears in the Educational Policy January 2024 issue. Their article, titled "High School Students' Expectations and College Aspirations: Causes and Consequences," explores the factors that influence high school students' educational aspirations and expectations and the impact on student enrollment in postsecondary institutions.…
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James C. Hearn, professor of higher education and interim director of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education, received the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. The Bowen Award is given in recognition of a professional life “devoted to the study of higher education and a career that advanced the field through scholarship, leadership, and service,” according to the association’s…
Pearson Brown, McBee doctoral student and state policy intern at SHEEO, recently wrote an issue brief in SHEEO’s State Higher Education Finance project. The brief, titled “Analyzing Lottery Proceeds as an Aspect of State Support for Higher Education,” details how lottery funding is utilized by states to support higher education through state financial aid and institutional appropriations. Since the birth of modern state lotteries in 1964, 45…
Dr. Robert K. Toutkoushian led a Dialogues in Diversity Lunchtime session on first-generation college students (FGCS) on October 24. The series, coordinated by the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity, invites scholars to introduce a topic and encourage several dozen people from across campus to discuss particular issues in diversity that relate to higher education. Toutkoushian, professor and associate director at the McBee Institute, has a…
by Jewel Caruso Rod Guajardo (current doctoral student) has been named assistant to President Jere W. Morehead at the University of Georgia. He will transition into this position on November 6th.  Guajardo’s new role will be concentrated on student affairs, inclusive excellence, community relations, and executive communications. In addition to these responsibilities, he will serve as President Morehead’s liaison on the Staff Council,…

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