LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Associate Professor of Education at Paine College and graduate student in the Georgia Regents University College of Education’s Clinical Mental Health program, has been named one of Augusta Magazine’s Top 10 young professionals.
Dennis received her doctorate in educational psychology from Georgia State University. As a professor, she has developed and taught special topics classes on gender psychology and African-American education, presented at national conferences, published multiple journal articles, and earned three grants totaling more than $360,000. In 2014, she was invited to the first White House Research Conference on Girls in Washington, D.C. Currently, she serves as the Creative Director of Ananse Design Essentials, a local business specializing in handcrafted accessories.
Dennis is also the founder of Black Girls Matter, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the social and economic issues faced by young African-American women across the world.