Stephanie Foote, Ph.D

stephanieDr. Stephanie M. Foote is the Director of the Master of Science in First-Year Studies, Professor of Education in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies, and Faculty Fellow for High-Impact Practices at Kennesaw State University . Dr. Foote earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in Educational Administration-Higher Education. 

Dr. Foote’s scholarship and consultative work span a variety of aspects of student development and transition, including the role of first-year seminars and experiential pedagogy on student engagement in the early college experience, the community college transfer student transition, self-authorship development, engagement and learning in online environments, and high-impact educational practices.

Dr. Foote is a recipient of the McGraw-Hill Excellence in Teaching First-Year Seminars award and a past recipient of the NODA Outstanding Research Award for her research on the effects of first-year seminar participation on the experience of students in the early college experience. She is a member of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition National Advisory Board, a faculty member for the Center’s Institute on Developing and Sustaining First-Year Seminars, and has developed and taught the online course, Fostering First-Year Student Success for the Center since 2010. Dr. Foote is a guest co-editor of a special “Fostering Success for Students in Transition” issue of the Journal of College and Student University Housing, and she is the editor for the Journal of College Orientation and Transition (JCOT).

Areas of Expertise: First-year and transfer student seminars/programs; Student development, transition, and success

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