In March 2015, the Center hosted the conference “Increasing
College Access and Success for Low Income Students: Building on
New Research Domains.” This conference brought a unique mix of
researchers, policy professionals and leaders in education to
discuss new opportunities in education for low-income students.
In this presentation, Greg Walton presents his research on
interventions that improve the transition to college for
disadvantaged students. Walton is an Assistant Professor of
Psychology at Stanford University.
In this presentation, Alexander Mayer presents her work on
community college developmental education. Mayer is a
Research Associate at MDRC, a nonprofit, non-partisan
education and social policy research organization dedicated
to learning what works to improve programs and policies that
affect the poor.
In this presentation Jessica Howell and Jonathan Smith discuss
how to ensure that low-income students have access to the
opportunities they have earned.
Jessica Howell is the executive director of policy
research and the co-director of the College Board’s Advocacy
& Policy Center, and Jonathan Smith is an
Associate Policy Research Scientist at the College Board
Advocacy & Policy Center. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and
conducts research on student-college match.
In this presentation, Thomas Brock discusses research and
opportunities in post-secondary education. Brock is the
Commissioner of the National Center for Education Research
with the U.S. Department of Education.
In this presentation Eric Bettinger presents his research on the
impact of pre-college advising for high school students.
Bettinger is an associate professor in the Stanford
University School of Education.