Sydney Epps, Ph.D., Ed.S.
Educational Consultant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Sydney Epps (she/her/hers) is an educational and organizational data analyst and adjunct professor at Louisiana State University and the University of Oklahoma. She is the former advisor for Sigma Gamma Rho, Gamma Pi Chapter at LSU. Epps is also the former editor of Geaux Higher Magazine (the research magazine of LSU's School of Education). Before LSU, Epps oversaw the first-year residential program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, serving as the advisor to the Residence Hall Association (RHA), as well as a member of the Diversity Advisory Board.
Epps completed her Ph.D. at LSU in 2020. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, as well as an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from LSU.
Epps has taught within the School of Education and the Department of African and African-American Studies. With Shirley B. Barton Endowed Associate Professor Dr. Kenneth Fasching-Varner, Epps led the premier #BlackLivesMatter course (AAAS 3902) in Spring 2017.
Epps has presented research in multiple arenas, including the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) Annual Conference, the Louisiana Queer Conference (LAQC), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) International Conference, the American Educational Research Association(AERA),the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), as wells as speaking engagements at colleges nationwide.
In 2016, Epps was recognized by the Prescott (AZ) Area Young Professionals Association for her programming and community work in mental health and relationship violence awareness. Epps received the Outstanding Contribution to the Coalition for Multicultural Affairs Award from American College Personnel Association (ACPA) College Student Educators International in 2017.
Epps is a civic coach who consistently challenges students to realize their social privilege and its implications; to use it without expectation of applause for the good of all people, and yet critique the handicaps of ascribed statuses.
Epps is the owner of Epps Educational Consulting, Epps Enterprises, and MCMXXII - an indigenous arts initiative.
Specialty Areas: Critical theories of race, gender, and sexuality; Biopolitics; LGBT Intellectual and Cultural History; Human Resources; Greek Life; Men and Masculinities; Organizational Development and Change