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Darris R. Means

JSARP Editorial Board

Associate Professor
University of Georgia

Darris R. Means, Ph.D., (he/him/his) is an associate professor of college student affairs administration in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia. His research examines college access and college success for minoritized student populations, including racially minoritized student populations and first-generation college students. His most recent research has focused on two areas: (a) rural Black students and college access and (b) science education equity for Black students. His research appears in several higher education journals, including The Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. In addition, he has recently received funding to support his research from the National Science Foundation and through a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation. Darris is a first-generation college student and a Head Start alum from Spartanburg, South Carolina.