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Higher Education and Student Affairs


The vision of the HigherEducation program is to continue to lead Florida in higher education graduate and doctoral studies. Our mission is to prepare educational administrators and faculty who seek employment or promotion in universities, four-year colleges, community colleges, state agencies, associations and other settings related to the field of higher education.


The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Higher Education Administration has the ability to cover a breadth of expertise across the field.  Our faculty experts in leadership, administration, college teaching, faculty development, student affairs are able to guide students in building an academic background and research experience in their areas of specialty.





Dr. Thomas Miller

Dr. Tonisha B. Lane

Dr. W. Robert Sullins

Dr. Vasti Torres

Dr. William H. Young III

Dr. Michael Denton

Dr. Amber Dumford


Affiliated Faculty:


Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Psych & Social Foundations, Higher Education

Dr. Kathleen Moore, Associate VP for Academic Affairs & Education Outreach, Higher Education



Emeritus Faculty:


Dr. Donald A. Dellow






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