Athens, Ga. – Laura Dean, an assistant professor in the University of Georgia’s College Student Affairs Administration Program, has received a 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
Dean joined the faculty in the UGA College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services in 2006. Before that, she served as a chief student affairs officer for 10 years, first as dean of students at Pfeiffer University (N.C.) and then as vice president for student development/dean of students at Peace College (N.C.). She also served as associate dean of student development and director of counseling at Manchester College (Ind.) for five years.
Dean is a National Certified Counselor and is past president of the American College Counseling Association, for which she serves as the representative to the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. She also currently serves as CAS member-at-large on the executive council and as the CAS publications editor. She has served on editorial boards for the College Student Affairs Journal and the Journal of College Counseling. Dean’s research interests include small college environments, the use of standards in student affairs and college counseling issues.
After working as a high school teacher and a college admissions counselor, Dean received her Ph.D. in counselor education/student development in higher education from UNC-Greensboro in 1991.