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Dr. Donna Knudsen

Donna Knudsen (St. Petersburg campus)

Title: Campus Assistant Dean
Phone: (727) 873-4567
Email: knudsen@usf.edu

A strong advocate of adult and lifelong learning, Dr. Donna Knudsen received her B.A. in American Studies with a focus on American History from Eckerd College in 2010; her M.L.A. in Liberal Studies from USF St. Petersburg in 2012; and her Ed.D. in Educational Program Development, with a concentration in Innovative Education from USF in 2019. Her research interests focus on graduate student mentoring and ways in which these key relationships between graduate students and their mentors can be maintained and improved upon in today’s digital learning environments. Dr. Knudsen joined USF in 1990 and became the founding director of the Office of Graduate Studies at USF St. Petersburg in 2005. She is passionate about providing a one-stop, personal touch approach to graduate education for each graduate student pursuing their academic goals at the USF St. Petersburg campus and is dedicated to enhancing graduate education at the University of South Florida for all graduate students and the graduate program faculty committed to their support.