Dinetta Karriem

Department / Division

  • Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations Staff


  • Student Services Coordinator


Email: dkarriem@colled.msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2830

Dinetta Karriem, Ph.D.

Department of Counseling, Higher Education Leadership, Educational Psychology, and Foundations

Mississippi State University

175 Presidents Circle, P. O. Box 9727

Mississippi State, MS 39762





· Social Work , B.S., (Minor in Psychology)

Mississippi University for Women

· Student Personnel in Higher Education, M.E.d., Mississippi State University

· Student Personnel in Higher Education and Rehabilitation Counseling,

Ph.D., (Minor in Special Education) Mississippi State University


CEU Certificate “How to Write a CACREP Self-study” on August 1, 2019 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Certificate. MS State NCATE Board of Examiners training for Mississippi Educator Preparation Programs on September 20, 2012. Certified by MDE/ Division of Teacher and Administrative Preparation.

Proposal Evaluator, (NACADA) National Academic Advising Association, reviewed and ranked NACADA proposals promoting, supporting quality academic advising and programs (2012).

Certificate- Staff Leadership Program- Mississippi State University (2008)

Certificate-Biblical Dispensations/Eschatology - Interdenominational School of Ministry, (2004)

Research Interest

· The impact of academic and social integration on students with disabilities and other minority groups

Course Taught

· Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling (COE 3313)

· Gender Issue in Counseling (COE 4743/6743)


Karriem, D., (1992). The Impact of Academic and Social Integration on Students with Disabilities at Mississippi State University, Dissertation.

Ballard, I., Morse, D. and Karriem, D. (2013). Predicting Praxis I and II Scores from Demographic and Academic Characteristics, Paper. Presented at Mid-South Educational Research Association. Pensacola, FL.


PI- First in the World –Links to Learning (L2L): Increasing Community College Transfer Rates to Four-Year Colleges: Development and Testing of the Effectiveness of New and Innovative Strategies for Underrepresented, Underprepared, or Low Income Students from Rural, Low-Socio-Economical Environments, United States Department of Education- 2 million over four years (2014-not funded)

PI - GEAR UP-Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, “” Navigating Wealth Creation for College success”: Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education- (2011 not funded)

Planning and Advisor Committee Member (Utility and Dissemination to family and community Coordinator)– Studio School Arts Project, AEMDD Grant (2010-not funded)

C0-PI -Transition to Teacher Education Grant: U.S. Department of Education –Funds Award-$608,123 for five years “Learning and Educating through Alternative Programs.” (2009)

Planning and Advisory Committee – Noyce STEM Teachers Scholars Grant –Funds Awarded to MSU for five years $887,737, (2009)

Site Coordinator –NSF Increasing Minority Access in Math and Science Grant Fund