Kaleb L. Briscoe, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Mississippi State University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She holds a Master of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University (ISU) and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Albany State University (ASU). Before completing her Ph.D. program, she served as the Associate Director of Student Life at the University of Houston-Victoria (UHV), where she supervised a team of student leaders and new professionals. Dr. Briscoe was recently awarded the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Student Involvement Outstanding Service Award, and launched the Commission’s first-ever Mentorship Program. This program advocates for new professionals and graduate students to continue their professional development and education by partnering with seasoned professionals in student affairs.
Dr. Briscoe’s research problematizes oppressed and marginalized populations within higher education through critical theoretical frameworks and qualitative methodological approaches. Through her scholarship on campus racial climate, she seeks to disrupt whiteness and white supremacy on predominantly white campuses. Her research shapes administrators, specifically university presidents' responses to race and racism, by challenging their use of anti-Blackness and non-performative rhetoric. Dr. Briscoe’s work has been published in the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.
Dr. Briscoe, who is originally from Georgia, enjoys traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, attending concerts, and doing service endeavors with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.