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Jerlando F.L. Jackson 


PhD Advisees

       Ryan Adserias       

Mauriell H. Amechi is a doctoral candidate in the ELPA department, where he studies issues pertaining to higher education administration. His expertise and research interests span four areas: (1) foster youth college access and achievement; (2) equity in postsecondary education; (3) institutional models that support student persistence and success; and (4) college environments and their effects on racially diverse students. He previously served as a research associate in Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory. 

A native of Chicago, IL, Amechi received his B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After studying abroad in Paris, FR, he went on to study at The Ohio State University, where he earned a M.A. in higher education and student affairs.

  Mauriell H. Amechi 


Donald D. Dantzler is a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Inclusive Excellence Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the College of Business & Economics.  

Donald has a vested interest in mentoring, both, personally and academically. His research focuses on the impact of mentoring Black males at predominately white institutions of higher education. Also, he is interested in employment and wage discrimination.   

 He earned his Master's and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Higher Education Leadership and Economics. He is a native of Joliet, IL., but has resided in Wisconsin since entering college.

    ​Donald Dantzler  



​    Andrew Erdmann     


     Barbara Escobar    


        Lane Hansen       


Jihye's primary area of scholarly research is college access and success, particularly, examining the mechanisms linking the causes of decision-making in the highest level of educational attainment and the major field of study to student campus involvement, retention, and postgraduate outcomes. The secondary interest area is the development and application of statistical techniques supporting and extending the existing conceptual frameworks. Jihye grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and graduated with a BA and MA in economics from Seoul National University, an MA in educational policy and social analysis from Teachers College-Columbia University, and an MS in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked for Educational Testing Service (ETS) as a summer research intern in 2011.

          Jihye Kam         



       Ramon Ortiz        


Walter P. Parrish III is a PhD student in ELPA and he is also completing a graduate minor in Management & Human Resources. His research examines the nexus between organization behavior, workforce diversity and workplace/labor issues, and their effects on marginalized faculty and administrators in higher education. He is also broadly interested in issues of race, equity and inclusion. Currently, Walter is a Summer Graduate Research Associate at the American Council on Education, Research Associate at Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Laboratory, and Graduate Assistant for Assessment with the UW-Madison Multicultural Student Center. Prior to pursing his doctoral degree, Walter worked in student affairs and has served on national committees within ACPA—College Student Educators International.

 ​ Walter P. Parrish III 


​        Darien Snow       


​       Devon Wilson       


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