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Social Foundations of Education Alumna Affecting Change Through Health Policies

Once Callan realized her passion lie in shaping educational and health policies, she decided to pursue a degree that exposed her to a broader understanding of how social policies impact urban communities.

*Callan Wells is an alumni of the Master of Science in Social Foundations of… more »

Inequities in Education System Led Alumna to Educational Research [Alumni Case Study]

Inequities in educational system led to new career

I relocated from Minnesota to Atlanta in 2004 with my husband and children to be closer to family. Shortly after arriving, I started working as an environmental planner for Georgia State’s Department of Transportation. After three years, I began to do a lot of soul searching… more »

Designing Own Learning Goals and Forward Thinking Propels Alumna’s Career [Alumni Case Study]

Attracted by multidisciplinary view of education

My career in higher education administration started at a private university in Indiana as a recruiter due to some previous experience teaching recruitment best practices to other universities. While the role was ideal for someone interested in a career in higher education, I wanted the challenge of something… more »

Educational Policy Studies alumna conducts research in South Africa

Dr. Melissa Speight Vaughn is far, far away at the moment. Her first work experience overseas has led her to a position in South Africa.

Vaughn conducts research at North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus). This is also her first time in South Africa.

Her journey to South Africa took many steps:

She received her… more »

UrbanEd Podcast Features Educational Research Alumna, Corey Dunn

After spending several years working in finance for healthcare and non-profit organizations, Corey decided to change careers and pursue her dream job in institutional research. Learn how her graduate program helped her become the director of institutional research at Agnes Scott College.

* Corey Dunn is an alumni of the more »