LaShica Davis Waters PhD

Academic Advisor

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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.


  • PhD in Educational Leadership Policy & Human Develpment from North Carolina State University, 2020
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching Training & Educational Technology from North Carolina State University, 2016
  • MS in Counselor Education-Higher Ed from East Carolina University, 2009
  • BA in Communication-Public Relations from East Carolina University, 2004