Author Profile

Alicia Abney | Academic Advisor in the College of Education, Middle Tennessee State University

Current Position and Past Experience
Alicia Abney has served as an Academic Advisor for the College of Education at Middle Tennessee State University since 2015. Prior to taking on her current position, she tutored student-athletes in the Student Athlete Enhancement Center at MTSU while completing practicum work for her Master’s Degree.

Prior to moving to Tennessee in 2014, Abney taught high school English at Clinton Prairie Jr./Sr. High School in Frankfort, Indiana and worked with administration and the department to establish the Honors and AP program. She also taught English 11, Yearbook/Mass Media, and Spanish 8.

Abney is a member of NACADA and sits on the the Advisor Training and Summer Reading Program Committees at Middle Tennessee State University.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Alicia Abney holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Indiana University and an M.A. in Student Development Counseling and Administration–Higher Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is currently enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in the Specialist in Education in Administration and Supervision Program, with a concentration in Higher Education.

Once she graduates, Abney plans to attend East Tennessee State University to complete her Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership. Her research areas include crisis prevention, generational theory aligned with student development theory, and student success.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Abney and her husband of 10 years enjoy spending time outdoors with both of their rescue dogs. Oliver, 5, was rescued from Kokomo Humane Society in Kokomo, IN, and Alley, 1, was her first foster fail from Operation Education Animal Rescue. She enjoys volunteering at Operation Education Animal Rescue when she can.

Her absolute favorite summer activity is kayaking, but she also enjoy camping, hiking, and traveling.

She enjoys fun-reading (AKA reading that is not required textbooks required of a doctoral student!). Her favourite genres are historical fiction and biography.

Abney considers herself a master food preserver. She spends each summer picking in her garden and canning pickles, beans, and homemade salsa. Not only does she enjoy preserving food, she also enjoys baking and cooking. Her favorite places at her house are her reading room and her kitchen.

You can connect with Alicia Abney on LinkedIn and Twitter.