Learning Specialist/Educational Services Coordinator, Academic Services for Student Athletes, Rutgers University

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Anna Forster is a Learning Specialist and the Educational Services Coordinator in the department of Academic Services for Student-Athletes. She oversees the department's tutoring program and meets with academically at-risk student-athletes for to assist with academic skill-building and course content assimilation. Anna holds an undergraduate degree in Women's Studies and Comparative Development Studies from Trent University and an interdisciplinary master's degree in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. She subsequently completed an MA and PhD in Sociology at Rutgers University. Her MA paper examined Americans' attitudes towards working mothers, using logit regression modeling with General Social Survey data. Her dissertation, a methodological investigation into the function of the concept in sociological study of gender, proposed new insights to guide conceptual development in this sociological subfield. Anna recently completed an MEd in Counseling Psychology through the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers to update her credentials in the post-secondary student services field. In addition to her work with student athletes, Anna has taught undergraduate classes at Rutgers for more than 20 years, including Sociology Department courses at both on- and off-campus locations and upper-level writing classes in the Writing Program and the Political Science Department in New Brunswick.