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Dr. Marisa Agama

Instructional Specialist, PASS Program Coordinator

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Dr. Marisa Agama oversees the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Program, and serves as a Faculty member teaching Strategies for Academic Success courses. Dr. Agama earned her Ph.D. in Art Education from Florida State University (FSU). She completed both her MA and BA at the University of California-Irvine (UCI). She holds a Master’s in Social Sciences, with an emphasis in Demographics and Social Analysis. As part of her BA she majored in three areas: Psychology, Criminology, and Social Ecology. She has over fourteen years of research and evaluation experience in the fields of education and community health, including roles as project manager, evaluator, and research analyst. Dr. Agama regularly presents her research at state and national conferences. She has conducted several practice-based research projects evaluating how student engagement can be amplified through Photovoice and video activities in a student-centered environment. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she developed and implemented several community-based projects in dynamic after school settings and daytime technical programs. Through a project-based approach, the activities were adapted to the assessed needs and interests of the students. In addition, Dr. Agama has taught undergraduate courses to students interested in pursuing teaching certifications at FSU. These courses include: EDF 1005: Introduction to Education, EDF 2085: Teaching Diverse Populations, and EDE 4943: Student Teaching in Elementary Education. She holds professional certifications from FSU in Program Evaluation, Global Partners, Preparing Future Faculty (PFF), Online Instructor Training, and Advanced Program for Instructional Excellence (PIE) Teaching.

For any questions regarding PASS, please contact Dr. Agama at: 

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