KEVIN EAGAN

k_eaganKevin Eagan is Assistant Professor and Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the longest-running and largest empirical study of higher education in the country. He is also the Managing Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) , where the CIRP surveys are administered. Dr. Eagan’s research interests include issues related to undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, contingent faculty, student retention, institutional contexts and structures of opportunity, survey validity and reliability, and advanced quantitative methods. He obtained his Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, his M.S. in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University, and his B.S. in Mathematics from Greensboro College.

 

ELLEN BARA STOLZENBERG

e_stolzenbergEllen Bara Stolzenberg is Assistant Director for Research. Dr. Stolzenberg’s research interests include students in transition, doctoral education, disciplinary and department culture, faculty-student advising relationships, and study abroad. She obtained her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from UCLA, her M.A. in Counseling & Student Affairs from UCLA, and her B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics from Tulane University.

 

 

 

MELISSA ARAGON

Melissa Aragon is Assistant Director of Operations at UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATHANIEL KANG

Nathaniel is a professional data scientist with 5 years of marketing experience and data science knowledge of various industries. As the Assistant Director for Data Management at UCLA’s HERI, he is responsible for all aspects of databases and inferential analyses of survey data. In addition to developing and managing the databases, Nathaniel also designs coding architecture for survey in SPSS, SQL, R, and produces descriptive reports provided to participating campuses. He obtained his M.S. degree in marketing from Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC).

 

 

 

 

HERI STAFF

 

Ana Le, Special Projects Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Christian Herr, Financial Specialist

 

 

 

 

Dominique Harrison, Survey Program Coordinator

 

 

 

 

Jared Planas, Programmer Analyst

 

 

 

 

Mark Leong, Business Manager

 

 

 

 

AFFILIATED SCHOLARS
Cecilia Rios-Aguilar, Professor & Former HERI Director
Sylvia Hurtado, Professor & Former HERI Director
Alexander Astin, Senior Scholar & Founding Director
Walter Allen, Allan Murray Cartter Professor of Education
Mitchell Chang, Professor
Jessica Harris, Assistant Professor
Ozan Jaquette, Assistant Professor
Patricia McDonough, Professor
Victor Saenz, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Linda Sax, Professor