Matt Varga

Matt Varga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs

Phone: 678-839-6160 | Fax: 678-839-6162

Email:  mvarga@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 227

Hours: MTW: 10:00 - 2:00 PM
F: 9:00 - 12:00 PM

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Biography

Dr. Matt Varga is Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and College Student Affairs in the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies at the University of West Georgia. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and a M.S. in College Student Personnel from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Christopher Newport University. Dr. Varga’s central research focus has emphasized exploring prescription drug abuse among graduate students. Other areas of focus include LGBTQ issues, campus climate perceptions, transition programs, and experiences and competencies of entry level professionals. As a former student affairs professional working in the Department of University Housing at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dr. Varga developed a passion for the success of not only higher education administration, but for students also. His commitment to the field drives his desire to invest in new professionals and educate graduate students to become competent and well-rounded college student affairs professionals.

Education/Degrees

  • B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, Christopher Newport University, 2004
  • M.S., College Student Personnel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2007
  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2012

Courses Sections and Syllabi

  • Summer 2014
    • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: N01
    • CEPD-6178 (The American College Student) Section: N01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N20
  • Spring 2014
    • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: N01
    • CEPD-6176 (Legal Issues in Higher Educ) Section: 01
    • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: N01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N22
  • Fall 2013
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience) Section: 35 [ View Syllabus ]
    • CEPD-6172 (Theories of College Stu Dev) Section: 01 [ View Syllabus ]
    • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: N01 [ View Syllabus ]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N25
  • Summer 2013
    • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: N01
    • CEPD-7152 (Research & Program Evaluation) Section: N01
  • Spring 2013
    • CEPD-6175 (Student Affairs Practicum) Section: N01 [ View Syllabus ]
    • CEPD-6176 (Legal Issues in Higher Educ) Section: 01 [ View Syllabus ]

Selected Publications

  • A comprehensive literature review regarding the growing problem of prescription stimulant use among undergraduate students. [ View Publication ]