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Brandi Neal



Brandi Neal

Research Assistant

Brandi Neal is pursuing her doctorate in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership with a concentration in social and cultural studies. Her research focuses on African-American women in leadership in higher education and how their cultural identity and gender intersect to inform and influence their practices in student affairs. She has worked as an academic adviser, a study-abroad coordinator and trip leader, and as a research assistant.


  • Ph.D. Student, Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at College of Education at Illinois
  • Ed.M., Social and Cultural Studies in Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at Illinois
  • B.A., Psychology at the University of Southern Indiana
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