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Office Location

110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Education

Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Counselor Education: Student Development in Higher Ed. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1991
M.Ed. Counseling: Student Development in Higher Ed. University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1988
B.A. English Westminster College (PA) 1980

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2015 Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching Award NASPA Region III
2014 Paul K. Jahr Award of Excellence Georgia College Personnel Association
2013 Diamond Honoree Award ACPA – College Student Educators International
2007 Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional Award ACPA – College Student Educators International
2007 Distinguished Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1997 Professional Leadership Award American College Counseling Association

Areas of Expertise

  • student affairs assessment
  • small colleges
  • student affairs administration
  • professional standards of practice

Research Interests

  • outcomes of use of professional standards
  • assessment practices

Biography

Dr. Laura Dean is an Professor in the UGA College Student Affairs Administration Program. Previously, she served as the senior student affairs officer at Pfeiffer University and at Peace College in North Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree in English from Westminster College (PA) and her graduate degrees in Counselor Education/Student Development in Higher Education, both from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A member of ACPA, NASPA, the American Counseling Association, and the American College Counseling Association, she has also been active in the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) for nearly 20 years, serving on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, as Publications Editor, and as President. She has been recognized with the ACPA Diamond Honoree and Senior Professional Annuit Coeptis awards, the American College Counseling Association Professional Leadership Award, and the Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching Award from NASPA Region III. Her research interests include assessment, the use of professional standards, and small college issues.