Current Work & Studies

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ONGOING:

Community College Student Transfer to Selective Universities

Community college transfers fare very well at selective 4-year universities, so why are the transfer rates between the two sectors so low? My research is looking into what the barriers are for 2-year transfer to selective 4-year institutions, and how stakeholders in higher education can mitigate these barriers.

4-year Institutional Selectivity of Community College Honors Student Transfers


Using a national dataset and quasi-experimental design, I have been looking into whether completion of an honors program in community college predicts transfer to selective 4-year universities.

 


RECENT:

First Generation Student Choice of Community College

I recently studied the factors that influence first-generation students to choose community college as their first institution after high school. It is important to comprehensively understand why first-generation students choose community college after high school and not assume that it’s only because of the open access and lower tuition rates that community colleges provide.

Evaluation Plan, STEM Program for Underrepresented High School and Undergraduate Students

I recently helped a Philadelphia nonprofit develop an evaluation plan for a STEM training program for underrepresented high school and undergraduate students. When developing an evaluation plan for any student, especially for students from underrepresented populations, it is important to consider their backgrounds and experiences that will mesh with the program. If an evaluation does not take this part seriously and consider it thoroughly, I do not think it will measure success in the most effective manner.

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