College of Charleston Podcast Speaks to Graduate School Deans

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On this episode of the 'Inside the College of Charleston' podcast, we speak to Graduate School Dean Kameelah Martin and Associate Dean Keonya Booker.

Kameelah Martin and Keonya Booker

Graduate School Dean Kameelah Martin (left) and Associate Dean Keonya Booker

On this episode of the Inside the College of Charleston podcast, we speak to Kameelah Martin, dean of the College of Charleston Graduate School and professor of African American studies and English, and Keonya Booker, associate dean of the Graduate School and associate professor of educational psychology, about the history of the Graduate School, its current programs and future initiatives.

Martin discusses the history of the Graduate School, its range of programs and recent additions such as the first Ph.D. program in mathematics with computation. Booker sheds light on the diverse student population, including those in certificate programs, and highlights the popularity of the MBA program.

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Kameelah L. Martin, dean of the Graduate School and professor of African American studies and English, joined the College of Charleston in 2017 and assumed the role of dean of the Graduate School in 2021. As dean, Martin serves as chief administrator and advocate for graduate education. Martin holds a doctorate in African American literature and folklore from Florida State University, a master’s in Afro-American studies from the University of California Los Angeles and a bachelor’s in English with an Africana studies minor from Georgia Southern University.

Keonya Booker, associate dean of the Graduate School and associate professor of educational psychology, conducts research on school belongingness, mentoring and classroom community for students of color. Her secondary research track examines the interpersonal effects of mentorship for underrepresented faculty and students. Booker holds a doctorate in education from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s and a bachelor’s in school psychology from the College of William and Mary.

Resources From This Episode:
Master of Business Administration
Graduate Ambassador Program (GAP)
Research Poster Session
Master of Science in Child Life
Graduate School Scholarships

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