Dr. Cleo Moody


Cleo Moody joined the CFPCA staff in spring, 2018 as an academic advisor. Her responsibilities in the department include the advising of Communication graduate and undergraduate students.  Cleo also assists with recruitment efforts and the development of best practices, policies and procedures.

Before returning to Wayne State University in the role of academic advisor she was a practitioner of education in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Both of her parents were proud 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 (AKA), the Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA), the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and the Metro 313 Cyclones - Major Taylor Detroit Cycling Club.

Area of Expertise

Slate, Student Tracking Advising Retention System (STARS), SharePoint

Degrees and Certifications

Wayne State University

  • Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Educational Specialist Certification - Administrative and Organizational Studies
  • Master of 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


Primary Research Interest

 Educational Leadership and Policy

Primary Research Link



  • Communicate effectively and accurately academic and non-­academic requirements, policies and procedures as they relate to graduate and undergraduate study to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Advise prospective graduate and undergraduate 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.
  • Accelerated Graduate Enrollment Program (AGRADE)
  • Senior Rule Requests




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