Mental Health, College Transfer Students and Project College Success
Susan McKelvey, Ph.D., Director of Research and Evaluation, RRTC
In this webcast, Susan McKelvey discusses Project College Success, an exploratory study consisting of project staff expertise, focus groups, and interviews to inform the development of a survey on mental health concerns of transfer students from 2 to 4-year institutions of higher education in Virginia. The presenter will provide a brief review of research on college student mental health and the themes identified through the focus groups and interviews, then share the results of the survey that was administered to transfer students in Virginia.
Susan McKelvey, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation for VCU’s Transition RRTC. She holds a BA in French from Randolph-Macon College, a Master of Adult Education (M.Ed.) from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in Education, with an emphasis in Research and Evaluation from VCU. Dr. McKelvey has served as lead evaluator on projects under the National Science Foundation, SCHEV, Virginia Department of Education, and NIH, as well as locally funded projects. Her recent research has focused on pre-employment transition services for students with disabilities.