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Higher Education Accolades

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, will serve as a faculty-mentor for the 2016 NASPA Region III/SACSA New Professionals Institute at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX).

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, is the 2016 John H. Tunstall Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient for the College of Education, Health, & Human Sciences.

J. Patrick  Biddix, PhD, Associate Professor, was selected as the Quest Scholar of the Week (April 8, 2016). To read more

Ashton Cooper, Doctoral student, was recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant by the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center.

Terry, T. Ishitani, PhD, Associate Professor, received the 2015 Charles F. Elton Best Paper from the Association for Institutional  Research. Ishitani, T. T., & McKitrick, S. A. Are student loan default rates linked to institutional effectiveness? Journal of Student Financial Aid.

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, will serve a two-year term (2016-2018) as the Region III Representative to the NASPA Faculty Council. 

J. Patrick Biddix, PhD, Associate Professor will present his Fulbright Fellowship research, “Learning, Technology, and College Students,” March 10 at the UT Mic/Nite – talks by UT faculty. To read more

Dorian L. McCoy, PhD, Assistant Professor, was selected as the Quest Scholar of the Week (February, 19, 2016). To read more

Karen Boyd, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, is the Commission for Student Conduct & Legal Issues 2016 ACPA Tracy R. Teele recipient. To read more

Karen Boyd, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, is the 2016 Association of Student Conduct Administration Donald D. Gehring Award recipient.  The Donald D. Gehring Award  is intended to recognize an exceptional student conduct professional who has contributed significantly to the development of their campus, the field and professional organizations.

Samantha Brown, PhD (ELPS 2015), has been appointed to the US Department of Labor’s prestigious Presidential Management Fellows Program. To read more

J. Patrick Biddix, PhD, Associate Professor, was selected as a Fulbright Scholar.  To read more

Terry Ishitani, PhD, Associate Professor, was selected for the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Shanna Smith was selected for the 2015 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Graduate Student Policy Seminar.

2015 SACSA Dissertation of the Year – Dr. David B. Smith

Unintended Consequences of Collegiate Living-Learning Community Programs at a Public University.

2014 SACSA Dissertation of the Year – Dr. Benjamin Stubbs

More Myself: Exploring Students’ Perceptions of Self-Authorship Development

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