Georgia State University
Georgia State University with six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 54,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. A national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds, Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing, hundreds of student clubs and organizations, and one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
o #3 most innovative university in the U.S.*
o #3 institution in the U.S. for an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching*
o #1 public university in the country for an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching*
o #6 in the nation for best first-year experience*
o #8 most ethnically diverse university in the U.S.*
o #9 in the nation for advancing social mobility*
o #1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African American, Asian and Latinx students**
o #3 fastest-growing research portfolio in the U.S.****
Georgia State University is ranked the third most innovative university in the nation and third for its commitment to undergraduate teaching in the 2021 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report magazine. Georgia State ranked first among public universities in the Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching category. It’s the third year in a row the university has been ranked in the top three among national universities for its “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” The innovation and undergraduate teaching rankings are based on a survey of presidents, provosts, and admissions deans at colleges and universities across the country. Georgia State ranked highly in the Social Mobility and Academic Programs to Look For categories. Social Mobility measures how well a school advances equity among low-income families and families with stronger financial backgrounds. Georgia State ranked ninth in the nation. In the Academic Programs to Look For category, Georgia State ranked sixth for its first-year experience. The indicator measures how well a university builds into its curriculum first-year seminars or other academic programs that regularly bring small groups of students together with faculty or staff. The university ranked fifth in the Learning Communities category.
For more information, here is the recent article: https://news.gsu.edu/2020/09/14/georgia-state-near-top-in-innovation-teaching-in-u-s-news-world-report-2021-survey/
My goal as a teacher is to create courses that develop critical thinkers who are willing to challenge society by deconstructing hegemonic thinking around the issues of race, class, nationality, and gender. Later in their chosen professions, I want them to be able to decipher fact from fiction and dissect views with a sociological lens.