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Shajuana Isom-Payne

Shajuana Isom-Payne

Director of student success

Scherer Hall, Room 405-A Phone: (804) 827-2791 Email: sipayne@vcu.edu

Expertise

  • Cultural competency and multicultural counseling
  • Professional identity development
  • Self-efficacy and women in leadership

EDUCATION

B.A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University

M.Ed., Counselor Education - College Counseling & Student Development, Virginia Commonwealth University

Ph.D. Candidate, Counselor Education & Supervision, Virginia Commonwealth University

TEACHING

Government and public affairs internship, student development services, career counseling, multicultural counseling, history of American colleges & universities, counseling practicum, career and education planning, counseling techniques

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cultural competency and multicultural counseling

Professional identity development

Self-efficacy and women in leadership

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Isom-Payne, director of student success at the Wilder School, is an active advocate for student success and engagement through a learner-centered perspective. She has developed student success programming and outreach to support increased retention, graduation efforts, and enhance student's professional development. She has conducted qualitative research investigating the professional identity development of graduate students and the impact of student and faculty engagement for student success of international students. Isom-Payne brings more than 15 years of higher education administration experience, along with corporate recruiting, and as a professional counselor embraces the student's experience with a holistic approach to their educational and professional journey.