B.A. in Religious and Cultural Studies, Millsaps College
M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Columbia University, Teachers College
Tait Kellogg grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where she learned to love the seafood and culture of the Gulf South. Her research interests are rooted in the connections between the university and the wider community. She seeks research projects that explore the complex relationships underlying community-campus partnerships, but also consider how the university can act as a positive change maker. Tait earned her M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Columbia University, Teachers College and while there she worked and lived at The Jewish Theological Seminary. After graduating, Tait worked for New York City's International House with 700 graduate students from over 100 different countries.
Tait joined the CCC program after working for several years in college access in rural Mississippi with the non-profit Get2College. Her work included traveling to Mississippi high schools, speaking to auditoriums of students and parents about how to navigate the roadblocks to college. In her position as data analyst, Tait became interested in how small non-profits, as well as community-campus partnerships, can better evaluate and understand their community impact. Applied social science research that helps inform social change continues to shape Tait's work.
Tait's recent experience with community-campus partnerships includes advising critical community service learning students in a digital storytelling summer camp as well as serving as a research fellow with Campus Compact.
Sociology of Higher Education, Applied Sociology, College Access, Community/ University Partnerships
- Weaver, Laura and Tait Kellogg. (2015). "Attributes of Community Engagement Professionals Seeking to Institutionalize Community-Campus Engagement." In L.D. Dostilio (Ed.), Community Engagement Professionals Project: Establishing a Preliminary Competency Model for Second Generation CEPs. (92-109). Boston, MA: Campus Compact.