Director, Retention & Completion Initiatives

Anna Holcomb is a teacher, educational researcher, first-generation college graduate, and proud Yellow Jacket. Anna completed her B.S. in Public Policy at Georgia Tech in 2008 and returned to campus in 2010 as a program coordinator at the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC). During her time at CEISMC, Anna worked on a several federally-funded K-12 curriculum development grants, STEM outreach programs, and mixed-methods research projects while she earned her M.S. in Educational Research at Georgia State University (2013). Since 2017, Anna has served as Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Professional Communication Program (UPCP) within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). While at ECE, Anna’s role grew to focus on the creation of student support structures to meet the needs of undergrads entering the School from varied matriculation pathways including traditional first-years, transfer students, change-of-majors, and adult learners. Anna joins the Office of Undergraduate Education with a philosophy of holistic student success that prioritizes student well-being in parallel to academic achievement.

Anna is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Practice at the University of North Georgia.