Megan Covington, Ph.D.

Dr. Megan Covington is a Research Associate for UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI) where she executes research methods that support the larger research agenda at UNCF. Prior to joining UNCF, Dr. Covington served as a Presidential Dissertation Fellow, a research assistant, and a graduate assistant at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. In those roles, she designed and executed critical qualitative research methods for studies that sought to address issues of equity within the experiences of Black students and faculty throughout higher education. A staunch HBCU advocate, Dr. Covington’s research agenda emphasizes and acknowledges the strengths and contributions of HBCUs and advocates for equity throughout higher education for Black women.

Dr. Covington is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. She earned her master’s degree in higher education student affairs from Western Carolina University and her Ph.D. in higher education from Indiana University.