- Demographics and diversity
Ansley Abraham is founding director of the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program in Atlanta. The Doctoral Scholars Program has supported more than 1,400 minority doctoral scholars. Almost 800 have graduated and are employed on college and university campuses. The program annually sponsors the Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a nationwide effort of state, federal and private agencies and organizations committed to faculty diversity and the largest gathering of minority doctoral students in the nation. Abraham has directed studies at SREB that covered several topics, including perception of the campus climate by minority and majority group students on historically black and predominantly white campuses. Abraham also completed two widely acclaimed studies on statewide assessment and placement standards and the need for developmental education for entering college students in the SREB region. Abraham earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and psychology and a master’s and doctorate in sociology – with an emphasis on sociology of education and race/ethnic relations – from Florida State University. He has worked as a program specialist in the Florida Department of Education and management analyst in the Florida Governor’s Office.