Faculty & Staff

Miranda Atkinson

Miranda Atkinson

Associate Director of Student Services

134C Allen Hall
541-346-3804
mirandaa@uoregon.edu

Miranda Atkinson is the Associate Director of Student Services and a career and academic adviser in the School of Journalism and Communication. She oversees career-related programming and services provided by SOJC Student Services and advises prospective, pre-journalism and journalism students. She co-teaches the journalism transfer seminar and journalism job/internship strategies class. She helped establish the UO’s All Campus Advising Association and co-launched the first campus-wide Excellence in Advising awards program. She is active in NACADA and regularly presents at conferences. Before relocating to Eugene in July 2010, Miranda served as an academic adviser at the University of Missouri where she earned her masters degree in counseling psychology. She also has a bachelor of science in psychology with minors in biology and English. Her primary interests include student outreach, the use of Motivational Interviewing in advising and student career development.


Education 

MEd, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri, 2008
BS, Psychology, Iowa State University, 2005


Recent citations/publications/presentations

2015: Miranda Atkinson: Wandering but Not Lost: Guiding Graduating Seniors to Their Career Paths (NACADA Region 8 Conference)

2014: Rachel Allen, Miranda Atkinson, Sally Garner: Career Development: The Missing Piece in Holistic Student Advising (Co-Presenter, Region 8 Conference, National Academic Advising Association, Pre-Conference Session)

2014: Miranda Atkinson: ‘I’ve Been Afraid of Changing’: Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic Advising to Promote Positive Student Change (Washington State University Advising Symposium and University of Oregon All-Campus Advising Association professional development meeting)

2013: Miranda Atkinson: ‘I’ve Been Afraid of Changing’: Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic Advising to Promote Positive Student Change (NACADA Region 8 – Two-hour pre-conference workshop)

2012: Miranda Atkinson: ‘I’ve Been Afraid of Changing’: Using Motivational Interviewing Principles in Academic Advising to Promote Positive Student Change (NACADA Region 8 and NACADA Annual Conference) *Voted Best of Region*

2011: Miranda Atkinson: Reaching Out: Finding Individuality and Promise in At-Risk Students (NACADA Region 8)


Honors/awards

2016 University of Oregon Excellent Professional Advising Award
2014 NACADA Outstanding Advising Program – Certificate of Merit
2012 Region 8 NACADA conference Best of Region Award
2011 NACADA New Advisor Certificate of Merit
2011 NACADA Region 8 Excellence in Advising  – New Advisor Award


Service

2018 NACADA Region 8 Co-Conference Chair
2016-2018 All-Campus Advising Association – Executive Committee
2015-2017 NACADA Region 8 Steering Committee – Oregon Liaison
2013-2015 All-Campus Advising Association – Awards Committee
2011-2013 All-Campus Advising Association – Executive Committee