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Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah

Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah

Senior Assistant Director

As an alumna of the University at Buffalo, I am happy to join the Honors College where I can share my passion for student success and community building. I came to the Buffalo area as a senior in high school from a small town in Champion, Ohio. Shortly thereafter, I embarked on pursuing my education at the University at Buffalo, where I earned both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I developed a love for research and teaching after I studied abroad in Ghana. Since then, I have published scholarly articles and chapters in the Journal of College Admissions, Journal of Race and Policy, NACADA Publications, Palgrave, and Southwest Journal of Cultures. I continue to conduct research on the cross-cultural experiences of women in hip-hop and hip-life music industries in America and Ghana. In addition to advising students, I will teach the Honors Colloquium, facilitate civic engagement initiatives, and coordinate the Greiner Shared Interest Housing program.

Prior to joining the Honors College, I served as the director of multicultural affairs at Hilbert College for six years, where I coordinated co-curricular programming, advised students, and taught a variety of courses in the Liberal Studies department. I have had a wide range of leadership experiences including, but not limited to: overseeing a high school to college program, advising students, coordinating a peer mentoring program, and serving as co-chair of strategic planning. My life’s mission is to empower and equip individuals with effective tools to reach their maximum potential. When I’m not teaching or at the office, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, listening to music and poetry.

Last updated: August 18, 2017 10:35 am EST