Summer 2019 – present
PhD in Higher Education
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
O'Juan received his Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Development with double minors in Labor/Work and Communication at Oakland University located in Rochester, Michigan. He also received his Master of Arts in Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.
Through his professional career, he has experience in Diversity and Sexual Health Programming, New Student, Transfer, and Parent Orientation, Residence Life, Financial Services, and Human Resources/Recruiting. O'Juan has worked at Oakland University (OU), Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). When O'Juan is not in the office or class, he enjoys listening to music, working out, shopping, traveling, and spending time with close friends and family.
O'Juan is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and considers Washington, D.C., his second home after living there a decade.
Research and Teaching Interests, or Professional Field
O'Juan Edwards is currently a first-year doctoral student at the Florida State University Higher Education program located in Tallahassee, Florida. His research interests are in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) prevention amongst Black women on college and university campuses.
Experience as A Graduate Student at FSU
The educational leadership and policy studies department is supportive. O'Juan has enjoyed doing research with his advisor.
Experience as A Member of The Fellows Society
The fellow's society has provided multiple opportunities for professional development and opportunities to attend social gatherings to volunteer for events at the president's house. O'Juan's favorite forum is the fellow's research sharing luncheons.
O'Juan aspires to be a university professor while serving as a consultant to organizations like the Center for Disease Control, the National Institute of Health, and the World Health Organization.