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Research on Online Higher Education: An Inquiry Into Retention and Success

Primary Investigators:


Claire Wladis, Ph.D.

Claire Wladis, Ph.D.Dr. Wladis has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the CUNY Graduate Center. She is a professor of Mathematics at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her research focuses primarily on student retention and successful course completion, with a particular focus on remedial mathematics and online learning.
Contact: cwladis@bmcc.cuny.edu

Katherine M. Conway, Ph.D.

Katherine Conway, Ph.D.Dr. Conway has a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Administration, Leadership and Technology from New York University. She is a professor of Business Management at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. Her research focuses on community college student access and persistence, with an emphasis on immigrant, minority and first-generation students.
Contact: kconway@bmcc.cuny.edu

Alyse C. Hachey, Ph.D.

Alyse Hachey, Ph.D.Dr. Hachey has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Columbia University. She is a professor of Teacher Education at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York and an adjunct associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests focus on early childhood cognition and curriculum development and community college online learning and retention.
Contact: ahachey@bmcc.cuny.edu

Research Associates:

  • Anthony Picciano, Ph.D. , Professor and Executive Officer PhD Program in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center
  • Jason F. Samuels, Ph.D. , Associate professor of Mathematics at the Borough of Manhattan Community College

Research Assistant: Diane McAllister

Advisory Board:

  • Frances K. Stage, Ph.d. , Professor of Administration, Leadership, and Technology at New York University
  • Dr. Lin Lin, Ph.d. , Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas