Below you will find the names and dissertation titles of a few HEOC alumni. This information is designed to provide an introduction to the diverse research interests that comprise HEOC scholars.

2011
NGAI, HOI NING
“Border crossers” on a diverse college campus: Exploring motivation and experiences

2010
LIN, MONICA
Growing leaders: How college experiences affect Asian Americans’ social change leadership development

EAGAN JR., M. KEVIN
Moving beyond frontiers: How institutional context affects degree production and student aspirations in STEM

MCJUNKIN, KYLE
Understanding the college going aspirations of charter high school students and the role of social networks

2009
JAIN, DIMPAL
Women of color student leaders: The role of race & gender in community college transfer readiness

MALLEN, JENNIFER
Does college have a lasting influence on leadership development? A comparative student of diverse women

ESPINOSA, LORELLE
Pipelines and pathways: Women of color STEM majors and the experience that shape their persistence

CABRERA, NOLAN
Invisible racism: Male, hegemonic whiteness in higher education

COLLINS, CHRISTOPHER
Higher education and knowledge for nation-state development: The role of the World Bank & U.S. universities in poverty reduction in the developing world

2008
SLOCUM, ANGELA
Social and cultural capital: The college choice process of Brazilian university students

GRIFFIN, KIMBERLY
Can reaching back push you forward? A mixed methods exploration of black faculty and their developmental relationships with students

2007
PEREZ, PATRICIA
Social capital and chain migration: The college choice process of Chicana and Chicano community college, transfer and university students

SCHUETZ, PAMELA
Campus environment and early retention of adult community college students

SZELENYI, KATALIN
Academic capitalism and the socialization of doctoral students to science fields

HARPER, CASANDRA
The influence of college on racial identity development and expression among mixed-race students using a mixed-methods approach

VALLI-MARILL, JOANNE
Evaluating evaluation: An examination of how faculty use student evaluations of teaching

VALLADARES, SIOMARA
Faculty of color and tenure: Race related research in academic work

2006
KISKER, CARRIE
Integrating high school and the community college: A historical policy analysis

YAMAMURA, ERICA KUNIKO
Building Peer Cultural Wealth Through A University Outreach Program: Possibilities For Moving College Access To Improving Educational Equity

DURDELLA, NATHAN RICHARDN
Using Responsive Evaluation To Evaluate Community College Instructional Support Programs

SHELDON, CAROLINE QUIRION
Student Characteristics And Organizational Differences As They Relate To Transfer

STOLZENBERG, ELLEN BARA
The Dynamics Of Doctoral Student-Faculty Advising Relationship: A Study Across Academic Fields

2005
FLEMING, MICHAEL KEVIN
The Subtlety And Fragility Of Educational Achievement: The African-American Male Path To The Ph.D.

FARIS, SHANNON KRISTINE
Exploring The Effects Of The Social Change Model Of Leadership Development On College Students

SAENZ, VICTOR BENITO
Breaking The Cycle Of Segregation: Examining Students’ Pre-College Racial Environments And Their Diversity Experiences In College

FANN, AMY JO
Forgotten Students: American Indian High School Student Narratives On College Access

NUNEZ, ANNE-MARIE
Modeling College Transitions Of Latino Students

SLATTERY, ELIZABETH ANN
Reflections On The Gendered Environment: Self-Esteem Development In Women Transitioning From A Single-Sex High School To A Coeducational College

2004
GOMEZ, GIGI GIZELLE
The Negotiation To College: Examining The School And Home Influences In The College-Choice Process For Mien American Female And Male Students

KIM, KAREN ANN
Exploring Cultures Within University-Industry Partnerships: A Case Study Of The California Institutes For Science And Innovation

OSEQUERA, LETICIA
Institutional And Environmental Influences On The Baccalaureate Degree Attainment Of African American, Asian American, Caucasian, And Mexican American Undergraduates

CHOI, JEUNG YUN
Predicitive And Comparative Analyses Of The Relationship Of Academic And Nonacademic Pre-College Characteristics To College Success: Does The Predictive Power Of Pre-College Characteristics Differ By Race And Ses?

GUTIERREZ, ESTELLA GUADALUPE
Looking Into The “Hard Mirror”: Life History Exploration Of Altruistic Motivation And Socialization

YASUNO, MAIKO
Spirituality Into Action: Exploring The Spiritual Dimensions Of College Student Activists And Their Leadership For Social Change

KOZERACKI, CAROL ANN
The Socialization Of Community College Instructors Who Teach Developmental English Classes

GERDEMAN, ROBERT DEAN
Undergraduate Interest In K-12 Teaching And The Perceived ‘Climate’ For The K-12 Education Profession In The Natural Sciences

NICOLE, BRYANT ALYSSA
Campus Religious Communities And The College Student Experience