Monday, March 20, 2006

Deborah Faye Carter new CSHPE Director

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3/20/2006 - Deborah Faye Carter will become the next Director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) effective July 1, 2006 for a term lasting three years. This comes at a significant moment in the life of CSHPE, as the program marks 50 years since its inception and deliberates about its next steps. Ranked first among programs in higher education, CSHPE is developing new directions and foci that build on its history and traditions, while also taking account of critical challenges in contemporary higher education. The leadership role played by the Director of the Center has significance beyond the Center itself. As Center director, Deborah will also serve as a key member of the School leadership team.

Deborah is a graduate of the University of Michigan, earning her Ph.D. from CSHPE in 1997. She was on the faculty at Indiana University from 1997 - 2004 , advancing from assistant to associate professor before rejoining CSHPE as a faculty member in 2004. Deborah's research interests focus on issues of access and equity issues in higher education, with particular attention to the influence of race and socioeconomic status. In 1998, she received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. She is the author of "A Dream Deferred? Examining the Degree Aspirations of African American and White College Students" (2001, Routledge) and her articles have appeared in Sociology of Education, Research in Higher Education, Journal of Higher Education, and Higher Education: A Handbook of Theory and Research. She has forthcoming work appearing in Teacher's College Record, and Readings on Equal Education. Deborah is currently continuing research on students' educational aspirations and is engaged in a study of first-year students' transition to college and persistence. Deborah is an elected member of the Boards of AERA Division J (Postsecondary Education) and ASHE (Association for the Study of Higher Education) and served as the program chair for ASHE's 2005 annual meeting.

Read Deborah's announcement letter on the Dean's Web site here.

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