Meet Our Staff

Jeffrey K. Coleman, Ph.D. Director
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Dr. Jeffrey Coleman is originally from Bloomfield, Connecticut and has over 14 years of experience working in multicultural affairs. Dr. Coleman earned his bachelor of arts in public policy studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He received his master of science in counseling with a concentration in student development in higher education from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. He has also earned his doctorate of philosophy in educational studies with a concentration in cultural studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dr. Coleman’s undergraduate involvement in multicultural affairs, student government association, academic and social conduct committees and work-study employment in the dean of students office inspired him to pursue a career in student affairs focusing on advocating for historically under-served and underrepresented populations.His passion is to develop programs and services that positively impact identity development, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, academic success and graduation rates of diverse student populations.

Prior to Georgia State University, Dr. Coleman worked in multicultural affairs at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Trinity College. His experience includes managing multicultural centers; implementing minority male learning communities; creating mentoring programs for first year, first generation and minority male students; developing support services for students, particularly those from traditionally under-served and underrepresented communities; and advising multicultural student organizations. Dr. Coleman’s vision for the Georgia State University Multicultural Center is to offer programming to help students recognize and understand how their individual cultural identities and the identities of others impact their purpose and vision for life, and how that understanding influences their personal, academic and career aspirations.

Christina Wan Senior Student Development Specialist for Advocacy and Student Success
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Before coming to Georgia State University, Ms. Wan worked in residential living and learning at Texas A & M University, Commerce. She received her M.Ed. in student personnel in higher education from the University of Florida, and her B.A. from Trinity University. Ms. Wan currently serves as the co-chair of the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) multiracial knowledge community and co-chair elect for the Campus Safety and Violence Prevention knowledge community. She is also the awards and recognition Chair for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA).
Tonya Cook Program Specialist
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Ms. Tonya Cook is a native of Atlanta and a Georgia State University Alumnus (class of 1994) with a bachelor of business administration in marketing and a master of science in human resources development also from Georgia State. During her tenure at Georgia State, she was actively involved on campus and served in many roles including charter member of Georgia State University Spotlight Programs Board (women’s life and black life and culture), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Lambda Nu Chapter, Leadership Conclave, Student Government Association, Order of Omega and Black Student Alliance. An avid supporter of the arts, Ms. Cook has studied dance for 25 years of which ten were with Total Dance Company under the artistic direction of Terrie (Ajile) Axam. She is active in her community, which also includes the graduate chapter of her Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Kappa Iota Zeta Chapter, Atlanta ambassador for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, National Black Arts Festival, Rialto Center for the Arts and Plan Your Meetings magazine. In March 2014, she became a certified life coach. Ms. Cook is responsible for coordinating a diverse range of cultural and educational programs in the Multicultural Center.