Tiffany Steele awarded Outstanding Master's Thesis
The 2016 Dean's Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis was presented to Tiffany Steele by Dean Barry Kanpol at the College of Education’s December convocation on 12/9/16 at Ottawa Hills High School. Steele’s thesis titled Retaining Staff Members of Color at a Midwestern Predominantly White Institution investigates the disproportionate representation of faculty/staff members of color within institutions. The thesis is available to view on GVSU’s ScholarWorks website.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Steele received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Education in College Student Affairs Leadership (CSAL) from Grand Valley State University in 2016. She is now a first-year doctoral student studying Higher Education Student Affairs at The Ohio State University.
Steele currently works as a Graduate Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) where she manages research projects focused on sense of belonging for vulnerable college student populations. Steele’s current research interest is centered around the retention of minority students and staff at predominantly white institutions with a focus on black female college student success. Her future goal is to become a professor of Higher Education with an emphasis in developing intercultural competence for student affairs professionals.