With twenty-four years of service in higher education, Alison—or, Ali, as she prefers to be called—has worked at Jacksonville University, the University of North Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. Ali possesses an extensive background in honors education. For eight years, she served in the University of North Florida’s Honors program, which later became the Hicks Honors College. During her tenure in the UNF Honors program, she worked as Honors Program Admissions Coordinator, recruiting a diverse body of academically talented students. She also served as Honors Program Academic Advisor—a role in which she hired, trained, and supervised both assistant and peer advisors; provided academic guidance to honors students; created the university-wide honors class schedule; and managed the honors scholarship budget. While working in the University of North Florida’s Honors program, Ali taught several interdisciplinary (IDH) honors courses.

Since 2011, Ali has served at FSCJ, most recently as the GEARUP Program Manager. Prior to her service with the GEARUP grant, Ali worked as Director of Dual Enrollment. In this capacity, she collaborated with numerous guidance counselors, faculty members, and other professionals in both the Duval and Nassau county school districts. Her diverse professional experiences include contributions to student services, articulation agreements, faculty and staff professional development, and large-scale event planning.

 After earning her Associate in Arts degree from FSCJ, Ali received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College. With a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Jacksonville University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, Ali enjoys serving as an adjunct instructor and teaches a variety of courses in English composition and literature as well as student success strategies.

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