Kristi Donaldson, PhD named NCLC-SPAA Post-Doctoral Associate in Education Research and Policy

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On June 1, Dr. Kristi Donaldson will join the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) as a Post-Doctoral Associate in Education Research and Policy. Donaldson received her PhD in Sociology with a graduate minor in Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame in May. Donaldson’s dissertation is titled “The Implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program: Equity, Access, and Effectively Maintained Inequality.”

During her first year, Donaldson will work primarily with the NCLC. Housed at the Rutgers University-Newark Cornwall Center, NCLC is a network of citywide stakeholders that works to increase Newark residents’ opportunities to attain post-secondary degrees and credentials. Donaldson will support NCLC’s development of a data management infrastructure to enable the network to collect, analyze, and present data on Newark’s post-secondary attainment progress. Donaldson will also teach a course at SPAA during the second year of her Associateship. Donaldson will be supervised by NCLC Director and Assistant Professor Reginald Lewis, and Professors Alan Sadovnik and Jeffrey Backstrand.

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