Director, Graduate Diversity Initiatives
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Dr. Murielle Gammons serves as the Director for the Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives, where she develops and collaborates with campus offices, UF academic units, and other support services to promote graduate diversity at UF. OGDI coordinates events such as the Graduate School Education Week and Board of Education Summer Fellowship Program. She also represents the National Science Foundation-Bridges to the Doctorate Fellowship Program, the Florida Education Foundation-McKnight Doctoral fellowship, the McNair Graduate Assistantship program, and the FAMU-feeder fellowship.
Murielle received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in education, a specialist in education degree (marriage and family counseling), and her Ph.D. in higher education with a concentration in leadership development from the University of Florida.
Her research interests focus on educational equity issues of historically marginalized student populations, graduate school attendance and degree completion for marginalized groups, the impact of father absence on student success, and the role of leadership and best practices in community colleges. Murielle strives to demonstrate academic and personal excellence, foster supportive environments by serving as a transparent, empowering, and empathic leader. Her passion is to advocate for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in academia while developing the staff to support them.