Advisors

Dr. Bill McDonald

Dr. Bill McDonald, Dean of Students

William M. “Bill” McDonald has been the Dean of Students at the University of Georgia since January 1, 2011. Dean McDonald's prior experiences include: 8.5 years as Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Presbyterian College; twelve years as Vice President and Dean of Students at Carson-Newman College; and nine years of residence life experience at University of Memphis, University of Georgia, Catawba College and Lenoir-Rhyne College. His professional interests include: assessing student perceptions of community with their institution, building campus community, diversity training, ethical decision making, and developing model partnerships between academic and student affairs. Author of dozens of publications in higher education journals, Dean McDonald holds an Ed.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, an M.A. from Appalachian State University and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Dr. Jan Barham

Dr. Jan Barham, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center

Jan Davis Barham is Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Tate Student Center. She is responsible for managing the operations of Tate to include facility services, Campus Reservations, Event and Technical Services, Print & Copy Services,UGACard Office and the Center for Student Activities and Involvement, which administers the Student Government Association, University Union Student Programming Board, Pandora Yearbook, WUOG 90.5FM, the Graduate and Professional Student Association, the Leadership Resource Team and the registration process for over 800 student organizations annually.
Jan received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2004, her master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 1997 and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1994. She has served as a graduate faculty member in the College Student Affairs Administration program at the University of Georgia for the last seven years. Jan has authored dozens of published articles including Increasing Accountability in Student Affairs Through a New Comprehensive Assessment Model, and most recently co-edited a book, A Practitioners Guide to Assessment.

Taylor Cain

Taylor Cain, Associate Director of the Tate Student Center and Director of the Center for Student Activities & Involvement

Taylor Cain is the Associate Director of the Tate Student Center and Director of the Center for Student Activities & Involvement. She first joined the University of Georgia in 2013. Taylor received her master’s degree in higher education and student affairs and her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. in UGA’s College Student Affairs Administration program. Her research and professional interest areas include supervision, organizational management, college student voting engagement, and student involvement. Taylor also currently serves as the Georgia State Co-Director for NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education).

 

 

Taylor Cain

Jackie Phillips, Graduate Assistant, Student Government Association

Jackie Phillips is the Graduate Assistant for the Student Government Association in the Center for Student Activities and Involvement. She is pursuing her M.Ed. in UGA’s College Student Affairs Administration program. She graduated from the University of Florida with bachelor’s degrees in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences and Agricultural Communication. Jackie’s professional interests include leadership development, free speech on college campuses, and civic engagement.