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Graduate Education

About Graduate Education

Graduate Education Mission Statement:

The Mission of Graduate Programs is to facilitate and support graduate programs and enable diverse learners to matriculate and graduate by collaborating with the various Schools to assist students in attaining mastery in knowledge, scholarly research, and creative skills critical to advance in their academic and professional careers. 

Graduate Education Vision Statement:

Graduate Programs, in collaboration with graduate academic programs, will improve and enhance student recruitment, retention, and graduation by providing educational services and support to develop graduates who will serve society and be recognized for excellence in global engagement and intellectual contributions.

Graduate Education

Phone: (404)-880-8667
3049 Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center
223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30314
Graduate Education News
Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
The Dr. Bettye M. Clark Graduate Resource Center (GRC)

Kresge Hall, 1st Floor
(404) 880-8699 
grc@cau.edu 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Dr. Bettye M. Clark Graduate Resource Center (GRC) supports graduate and professional student learning and provides supplemental services tailored to graduate students’ needs. The GRC offers:

  • Writing tutorial services
  • Conceptual paper, thesis, or dissertation formatting assistance
  • Editing services for small writing projects (less than 5 double-spaced pages)
  • Technology, printing, and copying access
  • Academic and professional development seminars, trainings, and workshops 

Conveniently located in Kresge Hall (1st floor), the GRC offers a central meeting place for graduate students to interact, research, plan events, share ideas, network, and develop friendly relationships outside of their degree programs. The GRC also houses an Apple Computer Lab, a PC Writing and Study Lab, a Graduate Student Lounge, a Conference Room, and a small Resource Library.

All enrolled CAU graduate and professional students may enter the GRC at any time via Panther ID Card swipe access during fall and spring semester operational hours, Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Summer session hours follow the University’s normal operational business hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 “The GRC has what you need to help you succeed!”

Thesis and Dissertation Information

The Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young, Jr. School of Social Work Dissertation Oral Defense Hearings currently scheduled for November 2022 are as follows:
 
Ms. Arlesia Malone
Dissertation Title: A Study of Mentorship Program Participation and Leadership Activism and Leadership Efficacy Among Young African American Girls
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Gerry White
Location: Thayer Hall Conference Room
Link: https://cauonline.zoom.us/j/94136629434
Defense Date: November 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Ms. Beverly Westbrooks
Dissertation Title: The Impact of College Career and Technical Programs on Juvenile Justice Involved Youth
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Shadonna Davis
Location: Thayer Hall Conference Room
Link: https://cauonline.zoom.us/j/92366302730
Defense Date: November 21, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Ms. Fese Elonge
Dissertation Title: An Examination of the Healthcare Access Experiences of African-born Immigrants in Metropolitan Atlanta During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Gerry White
Location: Thayer Hall Conference Room
Link: https://cauonline.zoom.us/j/91813068312
Defense Date: November 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 
Ms. Natasha Davis-Williams
Dissertation Title: Exploratory Study on Students’ Perception of Campus Climate and Cultural Norms Influence on Sexual Assault Disclosure
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Corrine Warrener
Location: Thayer Hall Conference Room
Link: https://cauonline.zoom.us/j/96766778918
Defense Date: November 22, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Ms. Sparkles Ransom
Dissertation Title: An Exploratory Study of Barriers Hospital Social Workers Experience Accessing Treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Patients Since the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Shonda Lawrence
Location: Thayer Hall Conference Room
Link: https://cauonline.zoom.us/j/96645574789
Defense Date: November 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
 
In Solidarity and Service,
 
John E. Smith, Jr., Ed.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Education/Director of Graduate Programs
Kresge Hall | Room 100
Clark Atlanta University|223 James P. Brawley Drive SW| Atlanta, GA 30314
Email: jsmith@cau.edu | Office: 404-880-8178 | Mobile: 470-501-1410
 
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