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President Crawford with a student at the Graduate Research Forum President Crawford with a student at the Graduate Research Forum
 Alumni Judge with a student in front of their research poster  Alumni Judge with a student in front of their research poster
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 Doctoral graduates at May commencement clapping  Doctoral graduates at May commencement clapping

Graduate Student of the Week

Showcase your wonderful graduate students on the Graduate School website! Display their great research, highlight the difference they make in the program, and recognize them for being a great student! Nominate a graduate student in your program via email gradpd@miamioh.edu. In the nomination include the student's name, department and a short narrative describing why the graduate student stands out.

 

Name: Shana D. Oates

Nominated By: Dr. Rose Marie Ward

Program: Student Affairs in Higher Education 

Year of Study: Final (graduating!)

Research area of interest: Her research falls within three distinct yet overlapping strands: (1) the academic, social, and emotional experiences of autistic college students; (2) disability portrayal in visual media, and (3) interrogating equity within the overlap of race and disability.

Favorite thing about being a graduate student at Miami: Her favorite thing about being a graduate student at Miami is the community of support that she has been afforded during her time here.  From faculty in various departments, to wonderful staff across the campus, to her relationships with other graduate students; combined, these have made her Miami experiences nothing short of dynamic. 

“Shana assisted with the panels for new graduate student orientation. During this panel, she provided insights that I still repeat to new students. In many ways, she helped build a sense of community for many students on campus.”

-Dr. Rose Marie Ward