Rashidah Andrews

Director of Studies



Welcome to Forbes College!

As the most recent addition to the Forbes family, I am excited to serve as your new Director of Studies (DoS) and invite you to stop by my office anytime! My primary goal as your DoS is to work with the amazing staff in the Forbes College Office to become one of many resources to support your academic and personal growth here at Princeton. Prior to my arrival at Forbes, I served as the Principal Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. While there, I advised students and presented nationally on a variety of educational initiatives including my own dynamic Blackboard course to support undergraduate engagement, retention and persistence. I also worked with a small team to develop a new graduate certificate and taught a course entitled, Diversity Issues in Higher Education.

Many moons prior, I attended Haverford College where I majored in psychology, minored in education and was awarded the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF). I used the Mellon award to support an intensive summer research and cultural immersion program at the American University in Beirut…one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life! After Haverford, I received my master’s degree in education at Harvard University and my doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies at Temple University.  I have found my calling in academic support and educational leadership and now serve as an executive board member for several educational organizations including my daughter’s bilingual charter school and the Multicultural Alumni Action Group at my undergraduate alma mater. 

I have lived and worked in the UK and have additional international experience in the field of education with work in Puerto Rico, Haiti, and Lebanon. Some of my other passions include providing mentoring support to doctoral students, eating delicious food from all over the world, and spending as much time as I can with my lovely, inquisitive daughter, Assata. Assata, is obsessed with books and tigers (in that order) so she is thrilled that I now work here at Princeton! You will undoubtedly see the two of us chatting away in the Forbes Dining Hall, so please do not hesitate to say hello. I am very approachable and understand how challenging it can be to find your place and space so do stop by…my door is always open!