Research Affiliate Program

The Center for Community College Student Engagement invites emerging and established researchers to become members of our Research Affiliate program. Click here for full information about this program.

The two primary goals of this program are to advance research on community college student experiences by increasing access to the largest data set of its kind and to enhance the visibility of affiliates’ research on community colleges and community college students.

Download the full program details.

Sample copies of the CCSSE survey and the standard additional item sets can be found on the CCSSE website.

The following map shows the locations of the mainland colleges included in the 2019 CCSSE 3-year cohort. Hawaii colleges, although not shown are also included in the 2019 cohort. This map represents almost all colleges that have participated since 2010.

For further information, please contact Mike Bohlig (bohlig@cccse.org).

 

CCCSE Research Affiliates

 

Mark D’Amico, Ph.D. | The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

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Mark D’Amico is a professor of higher education at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research focuses on community college student success and the community college role in workforce development. Prior to his faculty role, Mark worked for nearly 15 years in administrative positions including executive assistant to the president of the South Carolina Technical College System. He is the Past-President of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges and former Associate Editor of Community College Review.

 

George Bizer, Ph.D. | Union College
Professor

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George Bizer is professor of psychology at Union College in Schenectady, NY. He earned his PhD at Ohio State University and has been at Union since 2005. As a social psychologist, Bizer's interests include attitudes, attitude strength, and individual differences.

Citations:
McCarty, T. A., Bizer, G. Y., & Bohlig, E. M., (under review). Learning Mindset and the Academic Achievement of Student Service Members/Veterans.

 

Carlton Fong, Ph.D. | Texas State University
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Carlton J. Fong is an assistant professor in the Graduate Program in Developmental Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University. As a scholar-activist at the intersection of educational psychology and higher education, Dr. Fong uses a sociocultural lens to study motivational and affective factors influencing postsecondary student engagement, achievement, and persistence. Specifically, he examines the psychosocial development of community college students.

Citations:
Fong, C. J., Alejandro, A. J., Krou, M., Segovia, J., & Johnston-Ashton, K. (2019). Ya’at’eeh: Race-reimaged belongingness factors, academic outcomes, and goal pursuits among Indigenous community college students. Contemporary Educational Psychology.

 

Audrey J. "A.J." Jaeger, Ph.D. | North Carolina State University
W. Dallas Herring Distinguished Professor & Executive Director, Belk Center for Community College Leadership & Research

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Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger, W. Dallas Herring Distinguished Professor & Executive Director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership, NC State University. Her research examines relationships and experiences among faculty and students that illuminate issues of transition, access, climate, agency, and community engagement. Dr. Jaeger is an associate editor for Research in Higher Education and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Higher Education and Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Dr. Jaeger has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards including the 2016 Association for the Study of Higher Education Mentoring Award and 2015 Council of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Mentor Award. Her scholarship and academic contributions have also been recognized by the 2013 Women in Higher Education Achievement Award, 2015 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Robert H. Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a Graduate Faculty Member, 2017 induction into the Academy of Community Engaged Scholarship, and 2018 Champion of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education, N.C. Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center. Dr. Jaeger received her Ph.D. from New York University.

Research interests:
Dr. Jaeger's research examines relationships and experiences among faculty and students that illuminate issues of transition, access, climate, agency, language and community engagement, as well as the ways in which various aspects of the higher education environment affect faculty and students.

 

Therese McCarty, Ph.D. | Union College
John Prior Lewis ’41 Professor of Economics

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Therese McCarty is John Prior Lewis '41 Professor of Economics at Union College in Schenectady, NY. Her research fields are public sector economics, state and local public finance, and the economics of education. Prompted by a decade spent in academic administration, her research in progress focuses on how institutions can support undergraduates' academic achievement. In particular, she is currently interested in how to increase the benefits of public investment in the GI Bill by providing effective academic support services to veterans.

Citations:
McCarty, T. A., Bizer, G. Y., & Bohlig, E. M., (under review). Learning Mindset and the Academic Achievement of Student Service Members/Veterans.

 

Phillip Morris. Ph.D. | University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Phillip Morris is an Assistant Professor with a primary research focus on veteran and military student success and access to higher education. Dr. Morris earned his doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Florida and teaches courses on research methods, measurement, and assessment. Dr. Morris has published in journals such as Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research & Practice, & the Journal of American College Health.

 

John Zilvinskis, Ph.D. | Binghamton University
Assistant Professor

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Prior to teaching at Binghamton University, Assistant Professor John Zilvinskis served as a research project associate with the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, where he worked with mostly data from the National Survey of Student Engagement. His research interests include student engagement, students with disabilities, and high-impact practices.

Citations:
Broido, E. Brown, K., Wells, R., & Zilvinskis, J. (2019, November). Conceptualizing disability. Presented at the 44th Annual Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Portland, OR.

Zilvinskis, J. (2020, March). Using CCSSE data to understand students who use disabilities services. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Nashville, TN. Sponsored session: Coalition for (Dis)Ability.

Boettcher, M., Ardoin, S., Foste, Z., Savarese, K., & Zilvinskis, J. (2020, March). ACPA Foundation Grant Funded Research. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Convention, Nashville, TN.

Zilvinskis, J. (2020). Using large survey data to understand the engagement of students with disabilities. The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 33(3), 255-261.