Dr. Ramycia McGhee was born and raised on the westside of Chicago. She received her. B.A. from the University Wisconsin-Whitewater in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Race and Ethnic Cultures. During her undergraduate career she was a McNair Scholar, which afforded her the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research throughout the state, country, and internationally.
She then earned her M.S. in Journalism from Roosevelt University in Chicago IL. During her master's program, she interned at WBBM News Radio while publishing stories for Tribune Local.
Lastly, she received her Ed.D in Education Leadership Management from Capella University, in which her dissertation was entitled "Improving the Instructional Skills of Adjunct Faculty Through Professional Development: An Action Research Study."
She is also an alum of Public Allies Chicago an Americorps Program.
Before coming to Linn-Benton Community College in 2017, she worked as an adjunct English Professor at the City Colleges of Chicago, a writing consultant at Truman College, in addition to serving as the Tutoring Center Coordinator for ESL/ELL students at Truman College.
Since being at LBCC, she has inaugurated the Black History Essay Contest, implemented a film series for Women’s History Month, instituted a Breast Cancer Awareness Month program, serves on the Free Expressions Team and has served as an advisor for Student Rights,
Dr. McGhee is a 2019 recipient of the Oregon State University's Community Member Black Excellence Award.
Dr. McGhee is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. which is the first Black Greek Sorority founded in 1908 Her hobbies include traveling, reading, writing, shopping, and spending time with her friends, family, and her dog Cupcake. Outside of being a writing and literature professor, Dr. McGhee is a freelance make-up artist and an African American Barbie collector!
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