Natalie D. Dickson
University of Oklahoma
Natalie is an academic advisor at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to OU, she was an academic advisor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), working in both the department of Sociology and College Academic Counseling. During her time at UCLA she was highly involved in the Advising Communities of Excellence (ACE) Professional Development Program, serving on the steering committee and research advisory board. At OU she serves the Provost's Advisory Committee on Academic Advising (PACAA) through her involvement with the annual professional development workshop for advisors. She is passionate about transfer students at 4-year institutions, and addressing some of their most common barriers to success using her theoretical and applied background in public health. She received her Bachelor of Arts in African & African American Studies and Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, and a dual MA in African Studies and MPH in Community Health Sciences from UCLA in 2017. She is starting a doctoral program in Sociology at OU in the fall, and hopes to refine the predictive analytic measures used to identify areas of high need among transfer student populations.