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Brigette Herron

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Nutritional Sciences

Research Professional III, UGA SNAP-Ed

142 Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

Brig07@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development (Adult Education) University of Georgia August 2019
M.I.P. International Policy University of Georgia May 2014
B.A. Anthropology University of Georgia May 2009

Research Areas

  • Qualitative Research Methodology, Theory, Teaching, and Evaluation
  • Feminist Pedagogy in Adult and Higher Education
  • Impacts of Philanthropy, Ideology, and Policy in K-12, Post-secondary, and Higher Education

Graduate Certificates

  • Graduate Certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies, University of Georgia, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Georgia, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate in Global Health, University of Georgia, 2014

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Critic's Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association (AESA), for Philanthropy, hidden strategy, and collective resistance: A primer for concerned educators.
  • 2019 David Jones Award (Best paper with a creative arts and international/comparative perspective), Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, UK. 
  • 2018 Macagnoni Qualitative Research Award, University of Georgia
  • 2017 Irene and Curtis Ulmer Scholarship, University of Georgia
  • 2017 Red Clay Writing Fellow, University of Georgia

Books

  • deMarrais, K., Herron, B., & Copple, J. (Eds.). (Forthcoming, 2020). Conservative philanthropies: Ideologies and actions shaping U.S. educational policy and practice. Gorham, ME: Meyers Education Press. 
  • Creney, S., & Herron, B. (Forthcoming, 2020). Neon side of town: The story of the B-52s. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 
  • deMarrais, K., Brewer, T. J., Herron, B., Atkinson, J. C., & Lewis, J. B. (2019). Philanthropy, hidden strategy, and collective resistance: A primer for concerned educators. Gorham, ME: Meyers Education Press.

Selected Publications

  •  Herron, B. A. (2019). On doing “being feminist” and “being researcher”: Lessons from a novice interviewer. In K. Roulston (Ed.), Social Studies of Qualitative Interviewing: Unpacking Research Methods. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

  • Herron, B. A. (2019, July). Feminist approaches to adult education in international education and development settings. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (2019 Conference Proceedings, Adult Education 100: Reflections and Reconstructions, Nottingham, UK).

  • deMarrais, K., Herron, B. A., Johnson-Bailey, J., Williams, S. (2019, July). Supporting second chances for education: The faces of adult educators in Georgia. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (2019 Conference Proceedings, Adult Education 100: Reflections and Reconstructions, Nottingham, UK).

  • Johnson-Bailey, J., & Herron, B. A. (2018, July). Mature women’s ABE journeys: The arduous paths travelled in pursuit of deferred dreams. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (2018 Conference Proceedings, Adult Education and the Pedagogy of Hope, Sheffield, UK).

  • Herron, B. A., & Yang, C. (2017, July). Exploring the experiences of ‘safe spaces’ by women doctoral students with differing positionalities. Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (2017 Conference Proceedings, Adult Education for Inclusion and Diversity, Edinburgh, Scotland), pp. 185-195.

Continuing Education

  • Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resoution and Mediation, University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, GA, June 2011 

Job Description

I am responsible for the collection, management, and analysis of formative, process, and outcome evaluation data; supporting design and production of indirect education material to be printed and distributed statewide; and pilot testing of indirect education materials with SNAP-Ed eligible individuals, Program Assistants, and County Extension Agents. I specialize in qualitative (e.g., focus group interviews, in-depth interviews) data collection for the purposes of programming and research activities for UGA SNAP-Ed while working with various stakeholders and SNAP-Ed eligible individuals, conducting qualitative data analysis, and preparing abstracts and manuscripts for publication. 

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