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Shana Oates

Dr. Shana Oates

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Bio

Dr. Oates's research centers on issues of equity, access and inclusion in higher education for students on the autism spectrum and critically interrogates systemic and institutional forms of oppression impacting students with disabilities. Her dissertation titled, "A Spectrum of Support: A Case Study Examining Autistic Students' Experiences in Higher Education," centered the voices of autistic college students and their experiences within higher education.

Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Oates worked in a variety of student affairs functional areas including academic advising, student activities, new student orientation, and, high school to college transition programs.

Dr. Oates earned a Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Miami University (OH) and a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from the University of Missouri.

  • PHD - Miami University-Oxford (2021)
  • MED - University of Missouri-St Louis (2004)
  • BA - Webster University (2001)

(HE 614) Student Affairs Administration
(HE 639) Foundations of Student Affairs Administration
(HE 793) Capstone I

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • American College Personnel Association
  • Association on Higher Education and Disability
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

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Owings-McQuagge Hall (OMH) 121B map

Hattiesburg

Email
Shana.OatesFREEMississippi

Areas of Expertise

Critical Disability Theory; Race & Disability; Ableism; Students with Autism navigating Higher Education.