Assistant Dean, Academic Support and Coordinator
Dr. Rebecca Devereaux has served the Woodbury community since 2008 as the Assistant Dean of Academic Support in the Office of Student Development (OSD) and as Coordinator and adjunct faculty for the freshman seminar and First-Year Experience programming (PPDV 100), housed within the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA). In both roles, she strives to empower students through the recognition, refinement, and application of their unique talents. Her responsibilities include leading academic success and retention programs such as orientation, freshmen programming, tutoring, mentoring, disability services, and University-wide academic advising.She has also developed and taught the INDS course, Introduction to Social Justice and Civic Engagement (INDS 2709) in Spring 2015, which she considers one of her most satisfying professional experiences.
Throughout her work, Dr. Devereaux draws from a passion for student development and for affecting change for marginalized persons. In particular, she conducted doctoral research on education initiatives related to poverty and development in disadvantaged areas of the world. Her dissertation explored the challenges faced by nongovernmental organizations trying to help realize high-level, aspirational goals targeted at poverty eradication, as found in the Sustainable Development Goals. (United Nations, 2015, https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs ). Her research at Woodbury focuses on strategies for academic success for first-generation college students and students on academic probation. Through her research and teaching in the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA), Rebecca aspires to engage others in discussions and activities around empowerment, social justice, and community solidarity. With gratitude, she finds a community of kindred spirits all around her at Woodbury.
Ph.D, Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University
M.S., Social Science Education, Florida State University
B.S., Communication (Public Relations), Florida State University
B.S., Interdisciplinary Social Science, Florida State University