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Donna Menke

Assistant Professor

Ball Hall
Office Hours
By appointment

About Dr. Menke 

Dr. Menke is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, teaching courses in Higher Education. In 2010, Dr. Menke received her doctorate from Kansas State University in Counseling and Student Development. Her dissertation on the collegiate experience of Division I student-athletes was recognized by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) with their 2010 Research Award. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Menke has worked in higher education for fifteen years. Prior to her post at the University of Memphis, Dr. Menke served as a tutor and advisor to student-athletes, held positions in student activities, residence life, career counseling and academic advising at large and small colleges and universities. In addition to her research on collegiate student-athletes, Dr. Menke's research areas of interest include academic advising and career development. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on academic advising and career advising and has presented at national and regional conferences on the morale of academic advisors. She currently serves on the editorial review board of the NACADA Journal and the Journal of College and Character. She maintains active memberships in NACADA, NASPA and ACPA.