Current Position: Senior Institutional Research Analyst, U of Alabama in Huntsville
Brief Bio: My academic research primarily focused around educational issues, specifically attainment for students from low-income backgrounds, the impact of standards-based reforms on teacher practice, and teacher training. In my current position, I am involved in the evaluation and assessment of academic performance of university units (colleges, departments, etc.), mainly in terms of retention and graduation.
Penn State’s Demography Program: I was well-prepared by the Penn State Demography program for both my academic and administrative positions, in the through training I received in research methods and data analysis, and the development of a perspective that is at once systemic, institutional, and comparative.