My current research focuses on policies and practices that affect college student access and success.

Working papers

Postsecondary Opportunities for the Underprepared: Effects of Remediation on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes (with Clayton)

Making it Free and Easy: Exploring the Effects of North Carolina College Application Week on College Access (with Clayton)

Community college transfer student success: Using a cross-classified random effects model to explore individual, community college, and university effects (with Tuchmayer and Clayton)

Bounded Aspirations: Rural, African American High School Students and College Access (with Means, Clayton, Conzelmann, and Baynes; in press with Review of Higher Educatin )

Current projects

Exploring the effects of college remediation on mobility, a project that is funded, in part, by a grant from AIR/NCES/NSF

Evaluating the effects of the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars, and randomly assigned need based grant, on student success

Partnership with the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) System to study NCCCS transfer student success at UNC System institutions, along the effects of aid on persistence and degree attainment