Meet Edesa Scarborough
Director, First-Year Experience
Phone: (813) 257-3571
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
1986 St. Thomas University, B.A. in Psychology
1989 St. Thomas University, M.S. in Mental Health Counseling
2010 Argosy University, Ed.D, Higher Education Leadership
First Year Experience Seminar
Perspectives on Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Edesa Scarborough specializes in the area of first-year student persistence and academic success, with specific focus on first-year student retention. She has also taught courses in the area of alternative dispute resolution/mediation.
Scarborough has 35 years of experience in higher education administration. She has been involved in the area of first-year academic success and persistence for over 25 years.
Scarborough has written several journal articles as well as presented at several national and international first-year conferences on the topic of First- Year student success.
First- Year Seminar and Faculty Pivot to Remote Teaching (2020)
Supporting Persistence: The Impact of an Out-of-Class Experience on First-Year Retention (2016)
What Makes The First- Year Seminar High-Impact? An Exploration of Effective Educational Practices At The University of Tampa ( 2016)
Step By Step To College and Career Success (2013)
Insider's Guide to Career Services (2012)
Instructors Manual and Test Bank for Your College Experience: Strategies for Success (2012)
Scarborough was the 1997 recipient of the Extending Dreams Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education for work in the recruitment and retainment of students of color in higher education.