Dr. Annie Wofford

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location
1205K Stone Building
(850) 645-0821

Dr. Annie M. Wofford (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education program in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. She previously received a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, earned a Ph.D. in Education (specialty: Higher Education and Organizational Change) at the University of California, Los Angeles, completed a postdoctoral scholar position on an NSF-funded project at Northern Arizona University, and has several years of experience as a scholar-practitioner in medical school graduate admissions. Broadly, her research focuses on understanding and disrupting the structural disparities that typify students’ pathways to and through graduate education, with a specific focus on how to create more equitable structures of support (e.g., mentoring networks) in STEM fields.

Dr. Wofford’s current research projects focus on (in)equity within the pathways to and through graduate school in computing-related fields, using critical quantitative and qualitative methods to address related questions in this area. She has received funding from the Inclusive Graduate Education Network to engage in a research-practice partnership about graduate students’ equity-minded mentoring practices and serves as a workshop facilitator for the Equity in Graduate Education consortium.

Her independent and collaborative research has been published in many well-regarded journals, including top-tier higher education outlets (e.g., The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, Higher Education, Research in Higher Education) as well as outlets that cater toward audiences with STEM practitioners (e.g., Computer Science Education, Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering).

At FSU, she currently teaches content courses in higher education to master’s and doctoral students, such as Higher Education in America, History of Higher Education, and Organization and Governance in Higher Education.