Dr. Laurie McDowellDiversity Planning Analyst
Laurie McDowell assumed the position of Diversity Planning Analyst in February of
2015. Prior to joining Kennesaw State, McDowell served in various roles in higher
education in both public and private institutions. McDowell's experience includes
directing a university transfer and partnership program at a community college, writing
grants, conducting training, directing the administrative planning and institutional
research activities at a comprehensive university, and coordinating assessment activities
at a non-profit university.
McDowell has both chaired and served as a member on various committees including a
multicultural task force and a diversity committee. In addition to her experience
in higher education, McDowell worked for several years in public and non-profit health
and human services agencies. McDowell is proficient in quantitative and qualitative
analysis using tools such as Excel, SPSS, and ATLAS.ti.
McDowell holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Higher
Education Administration from Barry University, a Masters in Health Services Administration,
and a Bachelors in Political Science. McDowell enjoys seeing new places, meeting new
people, and exploring new ideas and experiences.