J.L. Wyatt, Doctor of Philosophy

Part Time Professor/Dissertation Chair, School of Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Higher Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Policy in Education
  • Andragogy
  • Underrepresented Students
  • Diversity and Equity
  • Mixed Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research


  • ​Doctor of Philosophy, Mercer University (2014)
  • Masters of Science, Troy University (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Georgia (2004)


  • ​Policies and Practices for the Retention of Underrepresented Students in a Southeaster Technical College: A Case Study

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Enrollment Managment
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • Equity and Access
  • Millenial Professionals
  • Underpresentation 

Certifications and /or Licenses:

  • ​CITI, NACE Career Coach

Select Publications:

  • Wyatt, J.L. (2017). Auditing and Awarding Degrees with Ease: Using DegreeWorks to Enhance Graduation Services. Presented at the 2017 Ellucian Degree Works Forum for Ellucian.
  • Wyatt, J.L. (2015). Leading Diversity in the Masses: On Overview of the NCBI Prejudice Reduction Model for Academic and Student Affairs Professionals. Presented at the 40th Annual Conference for the Georgia Educational Research Association.

Select Professional Experience:

  • ​Executive Director, Student Success  - Atlanta Metropolitan State College
  • Director of Career Services - Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
  • Assistant Vice President of Academic Records - Georgia Military College
  • Director of Admission/Registar - Gwinnett Technical College
  • Faculty - Southern New Hampshire University