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    Tommy Jackson, Ph.D.

    Dr. Tommy Jackson is the Director of Advising for University College and is a  a KSU alum. He earned both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration in Fall 2015. Additionally, he earned three degrees from Auburn University, a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, a Master of Education (Adult Education), a Doctor of Philosophy (Adult Education/Higher Education Administration) and is planning to enroll in law school Fall 2017 to study constitutional law and civil litigation.

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    Linda Lyons, Ed.D.

    Dr. Linda M. Lyons has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Georgia State University and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Georgia that focuses on adult education and organizational development. She is an assistant professor of education and Director of Strategic Initiatives in University College at Kennesaw State University.

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    Shelbee Nguyen Voges, Ph.D

    Dr. Shelbee R. Nguyen Voges is an Associate Professor of Education and the Assistant Director of First-Year Seminars in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies. She has taught in six different international locales, including two years spent in Dubai exploring intercultural and international experiential education.

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    Jennifer Purcell, Ed.D.


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    Heather Scott, Ph.D.

    Dr. Heather I. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies at Kennesaw State University. She holds a bachelor's degree in Theatre from Agnes Scott College, a Master of Education degree in College Student Affairs Administration from The University of Georgia, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a Higher Education Specialization from Mercer University.

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    Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D.

    Hillary H. Steiner, Ph.D., is Interim Associate Director for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Cognition and Development from the University of Georgia in 2003, where a portion of her dissertation research was named "Paper of the Year" by the flagship journal Gifted Child Quarterly.

    A recipient of the American Psychological Association's Teaching Excellence Award, she has taught graduate courses in first-year studies as well as undergraduate first-year seminars and introductory psychology at KSU. Her current research and professional interests include theoretical foundations of SoTL, SoTL support and mentoring, metacognition and self-regulation, and integrative learning. She has served as a University System of Georgia SoTL Fellows Mentor since 2015, and is a recipient of the 2017 USG Board of Regents' Award for SoTL. In 2017 she was honored with the Lorraine Gilpin Award from the SoTL Commons and the Distinguished Faculty award from KSU's University College.

    Areas of Expertise: Self-Regulating and Study Strategies, Learning Communities, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Learning Sciences

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    Carlton A. Usher II, Ph.D.

    Carlton Anthony Usher II has an extensive teaching and administrative history spanning twenty years across several disciples. Dr. Usher is trained in several academic disciplines; he earned a B.S. in Business Administration, a M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Political Science. Trained as a Historian and Political Economist, Carlton teaches in several departments and across several disciples. His recent teaching activities include courses on Global Studies, History, Political Science, American Popular Culture, Culture, and First-Year Experience.