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Sarah E. Minnis

Sarah Minnis

Assistant Professor, Sarah E. Minnis, PhD

College of Education and Allied Professions

Human Services

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3464
Office: 214 Killian Building


Sarah E. Minnis, PhD is an experienced scholar-practitioner with more than 20 years' experience in educational program development and organization development. Minnis has spent a more than a decade addressing veterans' education and employment through her research and work. She is a published author in academic and practitioner outlets as well as a skilled researcher who has developed a support and training model to help employment communities better understand the value of veterans. Minnis is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Western Association of Veteran Education Specialists and the Supra et Extra Award from the NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community. In 2015 Sarah was the second runner up for the AHRD Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award.


  • Ph D, Texas A&M University, Human Resource Development
  • BA, Central Washington University

Research Interests

I am interested in exploring the post-military career transition of military veterans in civilian organizations, employment experiences of veterans with service-connected disabilities, underlying constructs of military friendly employment practices, and critical perspectives on servant leadership.

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