Experts: Higher Education

Cameron Beatty

Assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department

Beatty is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department in the College of Education. He teaches courses in the undergraduate leadership certificate and conducts research with the Leadership and Learning Research Center.

His research foci includes exploring the intersections of gender and race in leadership education, leadership development of students of color on historically white college campuses and global leadership education for undergraduate students. His recent publications center on topics that include: supporting undergraduate Black women through Sister Circles, gains in leadership capacity for high achieving Black men leaders and supporting undergraduate men in leadership education through liberatory pedagogy.

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Kathy Guthrie

Associate Professor of Higher Education

Guthrie is an expert on leadership in higher education, including the teaching and learning of leadership, culturally relevant leadership learning, and professional development for higher education administrators.

(850) 644-6777

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Shouping Hu

Founding director of the Center for Postsecondary Success at Florida State University and Louis W. and Elizabeth N. Bender Endowed Professor of Higher Education

Hu is an expert on higher education finance, Florida’s Bright Futures program and college access.

(850) 644-6721

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Lara Perez-Felkner

Associate Professor of Higher Education and Sociology

Perez-Felkner’s research uses developmental and sociological perspectives to examine how young women and men’s social contexts influence their college and career outcomes. She focuses on the mechanisms that shape entry into and persistence in institutions and fields in which they have traditionally been underrepresented. In particular, she investigates racial-ethnic, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in entry to scientific career fields, in the U.S. and globally.

(850) 645-8450

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Annie Wofford

Assistant Professor

Wofford is an expert on graduate education and graduate student development, STEM higher education, and mentoring relationships in higher education. She conducts research that examines structures of inequity across students’ pathways to and through graduate-level degrees. Dr. Wofford is also a facilitator for the Equity in Graduate Education consortium (housed at the University of Southern California).

(850) 645-0821

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