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Dr. Jason Wallace

Assistant Professor


Dr. Jason K. Wallace's research centers on issues of equity and inclusion in higher education, investigating the systemic and institutional forms of oppression impacting Black and first-generation students. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Wallace seeks to strengthen the pipeline to graduate education for first-generation college students of Color. His dissertation, titled "The ancestors are watching; make them proud": Narratives exploring Black first-generation doctoral recipients’ use of cultural capital at non-Black serving institutions, highlights the cultural wealth that Black first-generation students possess and contribute to higher education.

Dr. Wallace received a Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in College Student Affairs Administration and a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies from the Mary Frances Early College of Education at the University of Georgia.

  • Education - College Student Affairs Administration (PHD) - University of Georgia (2020)
  • Educational Administration (MED) - Texas Christian University (2010)
  • BS - Texas Christian University (2009)

HE 639: Foundations of Student Affairs Administration
HE 705: Social Justice in Higher Education
HE 814: Organization and Administration in Higher Education

  • Looking from the outside in: Lessons from an external assessment project, Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 2021
  • Questioning a single narrative: Multiple identities shaping Black queer and transgender student retention, Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2020
  • This is soul work: A portrait of three Black first-gen docs, Amplified Voices, Intersecting Identities: First-Generation PhDs Navigating Institutional Power Anthology, 2020
  • No longer cast aside: A critical approach to serving queer and trans students of Color in higher education, Intersectionality & Higher Education: Theory, Research, & Praxis, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • American College Personnel Association
  • NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • Southern Association for College Student Affairs

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Areas of Expertise

Equity and Justice in Higher Education & Student Affairs, Black College Student Experiences, First-Generation College Student Experiences, Qualitative Research Methodologies