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Idaho State University

Amanda Eakins, EdD

Director, Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment Engagement & Retention

Office: Room 412, Museum Building

(208) 282-3919

Amanda’s role in the graduate school is to manage funding accounts such as student travel scholarship; nonresident tuition Waivers (NRTW); ASISU scholarships; Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA); Graduate Assistantship Teaching Experience (GATE); and Graduate Recruitment Assistantships for Faculty (GRAF). She is the staff advisor for the Graduate Student Association; processes oral examination schedules and ballots; manages the  day-to day operations of the Grad School Office to include HR, payroll, staff supervision and development; and serves as the administrator of the Grauduate Council.


Full Bio

Amanda joined the Graduate School at Idaho State University in February 2016. Her professional experience is enriched by a B.S. in Management, a M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning with a student services cognate, a M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology and an Ed.D in Leadership and Management from St. Thomas University. Her doctoral studies focused on the socialization of doctoral students in online programs. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented her work on online learning initiatives to include the MOOCS platform at the University of Campinas in Sao Paulo Brazil, Kennesaw State University in Atlanta Georgia  & Stanford  University in Stanford California to name a few. 

Amanda is a Veteran of the United States Army and has more than 10 years of progressive leadership and management experience in operations. She began her higher education career in 2014 at the University of Oregon, College of Education, and Student Academic Services Department.