Dr. LaShica Davis Waters joined the SPIA staff in 2011 as the Academic Advisor for the Leadership in the Public Sector (LPS) online degree-completion program. Prior to NC State, LaShica began her career in 2005 at East Carolina University as an Admissions Counselor and recruiter until she transitioned to Advising for the College of Education, where she also taught freshman seminar courses.
LaShica has a passion for higher education and numerous years working with underrepresented populations such as minority students, first generation, non-traditional, and distance education.
As the sole advisor for the LPS program, LaShica works with all prospective, current, graduating, and alumni students. She provides various online outreach and engagement opportunities while maintaining a personable advising experience with all students.
B.A. Communication-Public Relations East Carolina University 2004
M.S. Counselor Education-Higher Ed East Carolina University 2009
Graduate Certificate Teaching Training and Educational Technology North Carolina State University 2016
Ph.D. Educational Leadership Policy and Human Development North Carolina State University 2020