Wayne State University

Dr. Cleo M. Moody

Cleo

Biography

Cleo Moody joined the CFPCA staff in spring, 2018 as an academic advisor II. Her responsibilities in the department include the advising of graduate students, assisting with recruiting efforts and continuously developing knowledge of best practices, policies and procedures.

Before returning to Wayne State University in the role of academic advisor she was an educator in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Cleo has almost three decades of experience as a principal, assistant principal, science teacher and elementary homeroom teacher.  Both of her parents were graduates of Wayne State University.

She is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

When Dr. Moody is away from the office she enjoys cycling & swimming. She can occasionally be found with her big brothers either bass fishing on Lake St. Clair or jigging for walleye along the Detroit River.

Awards & Honors

Administrator of the Year Award (For Outstanding Support of the Visual Arts) 2014, Detroit Public Schools

Degrees and Certifications

Wayne State University

  • Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Educational Specialist Certification - Administrative and Organizational Studies
  • Master of Science Education - Elementary and Secondary Science Education
  • Professional Teaching Certificate - ENGLISH (BA) 6-8 & SCIENCE (DX) 6-8
  • School Administrator Certificate - CENTRAL OFFICE (CO) & ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY ADMIN K-12 (ES)

Western Michigan University

  • Bachelor of Arts - Group Science, English & Elementary Education

 

Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively and accurately academic and non-­ academic requirements, policies and procedures as they relate to graduate study to students, staff, and faculty;
  • Maintain continuous advising relationships with graduate students; effectively engage students in broad discussion from initial graduate school preparedness through career planning;
  • Advise prospective graduate students and assist students in preparing packages for admissions.
  • Work with departmental committees and Directors of Graduate Studies on evaluating and processing Masters and PhD applications.
  • Maintain database of students in department graduate programs that includes admission status, assigned advisers, faculty committee members and progress.
  • Provide a comprehensive suite of advising services including preparing plans of work.
  • Verify requirements for degree completion and certification.