Mandy McGrew is the CETL Educational Specialist and an instructor of American Studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at KSU. She earned her BA in History at KSU in 2003, her MA in American Studies in 2011, and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Valdosta State University. Mandy's research seeks to apply critical qualitative methodology to the understanding of the identity and culture of adjunct/contingent faculty. She has published on the topics of identity and student success. Mandy is the creator and director of SPACE: The Symposium for Part-time, Adjunct, and Contingent Educators, a national conference specifically aimed at non-tenure track faculty. Mandy has expertise in service learning and worked as a Graduate Research to Assistant to Dr. Alan LeBaron and the Maya Heritage Community Project for 2 years. Her graduate research focused on the situation of Guatemalan Maya immigrants living in Georgia and she is the co-author of the Maya Health Toolkit for Medical Providers. Mandy began teaching KSU 1101 part-time in the Department of First Year and Transition Studies in 2013. In 2014, she moved to a part-time position in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department where she currently teaches American Identities. She has also developed and taught in several Learning Communities, including “Everybody’s a Fan!”—a learning community that focuses on fandoms and identity. Mandy served on KSU’s Part-time Faculty Council as the representative from ISD before taking on a role as faculty fellow at CETL and transitioning to working in educational and faculty development. Mandy is dedicated to supporting KSU faculty members in their teaching with a focus on student success.