Geleana Drew Alston

TitleAssistant Professor

DepartmentLeadership Studies and Adult Education



OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 140

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Geleana Drew Alston


Ph D: Adult, Professional, and Community Education, Texas State University, 2014

MS: Adult Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 2010

BS: Clinical Laboratory Science, East Carolina University, 2005

Research Interests

Dr. Geleana Drew Alston is an emerging scholar whose work focuses on the sociocultural intricacies of women, minorities, and disenfranchised groups as adult learners and adult educators. Specifically, her research interests include (1) history of African Americans in adult education, (2) mentoring and advising graduate adult learners, (3) adult learning methods and professional development in higher education, and (4) critical ethnogerontology. In addition, Dr. Alston is known for her innovations in qualitative data analysis techniques.

Recent Publications

Alston, Geleana  Jernigan, Quintara  (2017).  Reaction to: The Inter-relationship of Orgnizational Learing, Learning Organization, Virtual Technology and Virtual Communities of Practice.  (3,  29,  pp. 4).  New Horizons for Adult Education & Human Resource Development.

Alston, Geleana  Guy, Breonte  Campbell, Cecil  (2017).  Ready for the professoriate? The influence of mentoring on career development for Black male graduate students in STEM.  (1,  8,  pp. 35-56).  Journal of African American Males in Education.

Brooks, Michael  Alston, Geleana  Bryan, Meika  Christopher, Townsend  (2017).  Creating a healthy classroom in multicultural counseling courses.  In Robbie Stewart  (2,  1,  pp. 24).  Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice.

Alston, Geleana  (2016).  Adult education and an African American history museum.  (2,  48,  pp. 15).  Studies in the Education of Adults.

Alston, Geleana  (2016).  She's younger than me: A new look at age and mentoring in doctoral education.  In Peno, K., Mangiante, E. S., & Kenahan, R.,  Mentoring in formal and informal contexts