Graduate Research Assistant
Gresham D. Collom is graduate research assistant for the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His areas of research interest include access to and experiences in higher education for underrepresented populations, public policy in higher education, and international higher education. Collom is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. He holds a Master of Science in Education with an emphasis of Higher Education Leadership degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Collom most recently served as the Residential Learning Advisor for University Housing at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He also has experience in Multicultural Affairs, International Student Affairs, and First Year Experience.
Collom is currently a project associate on a longitudinal, qualitative research project examining experiences of students participating in a first-year seminar for underrepresented and underserved students.