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Amanda Latz to present lecture 'By and Beyond the Book: Supporting Community College Student Mental Health'

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Amanda Latz, EdD, will present a lecture titled "By and Beyond the Book: Supporting Community College Student Mental Health" over Zoom for the UCLA ALACRITY Center External Speaker Series on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023 from 12-1 p.m. PST.

Amanda O. Latz is an Associate Professor of Adult, Higher, and Community Education at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She holds a BS in sociology with a minor in human resource development from James Madison University (2001), an MA in higher education administration from Appalachian State University (2006), and an Ed.D. in Adult, Higher, and Community Education (2011) as well as a Certificate in College and University Teaching (2009) from Ball State University.

Some of her research interests reside in the following areas: the lived experiences of individuals involved within the community college setting, particularly students and faculty; and qualitative research methodologies, especially visual methods such as photovoice. She has presented her research and theoretical papers at a number of national and international conferences. In addition, her work has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed journals such as Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, and The Journal of Faculty Development.

This event is part of the UCLA ALACRITY Center External Speaker Series, which we host in a hybrid format approximately once per quarter. These events, open to the public, focus on topics relevant to our mission of reimagining how to assess & meet the mental health & social needs of community college students. Recordings of sessions are made available on our website within 10 business days of the event.

Visit the Speaker Series page to view prior speakers and access recordings.