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Scholar in the News: Dissertation Fellow Ben Castleman

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Mar 19, 2015 1:39:00 PM

Earning a college degree has never been more important. People with a college education have on average substantially higher earnings, pay more taxes, live healthier lives, and have more stable marriages than those without one (Baum, May, & Payea, 2013; Oreopoulos & Salvanes, 2011). Yet these benefits accrue mainly to students who come from affluent families. Over half of students from the highest income quartile earn a bachelor's degree by the time they are 25, compared with fewer than ten percent of students from the lowest income quartile (Bailey and Dynarski, 2012).

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Topics: Scholar News, Dissertation Fellowship, Dissertation Fellow, Scholar accomplishment, JKCF in the News

Q&A: JKCF Dissertation Fellow Kelly Ochs Rosinger

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Nov 20, 2014 4:20:33 PM

Kelly Ochs Rosinger is a 2014 Dissertation Fellow and research assistant at the University of Georgia. She recently co-authored an article for The Review of Higher Education that deals with the issue of socioeconomic diversity in selective private colleges. Findings show that “all other factors being equal, private institutions that are historically embedded in elite status maintain less socioeconomic diversity,” while those with greater diversity seem to correlate with “generous financial-aid efforts and test-optional admissions policies.”

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Topics: Scholar News, research, Dissertation Fellow, Scholar accomplishment

Dissertation Fellow Researches Text Message Reminders and Financial Aid

Posted by Anthony Baracat on Jul 14, 2014 8:00:00 AM

2013 Dissertation Fellowship recipient Ben Castleman was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education for a study he co-authored on text message reminders for college students utilizing government financial aid. Inside Higher Ed and St. Louis Public Radio also picked up the story.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Dissertation Fellowship, Dissertation Fellow, education news

JKCF Announces Recipients of 2014 Dissertation Fellowship Awards

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jun 10, 2014 3:02:00 PM

LANSDOWNE, VA – Eight advanced doctoral students from across the nation are recipients of 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Awards. These one-time $25,000 awards support doctoral candidates completing dissertations that further the understanding of the educational pathways and experiences of high-achieving, low-income students.

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Dissertation Fellow Spotlight: Johanna Lacoe

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Jan 14, 2014 2:16:00 PM

Johanna Lacoe, a 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellow, recently finished a working paper, “Too scared to learn? The academic consequences of feeling unsafe at school." The paper examines the relationship between success in the classroom and how safe students feel at school. The study used a longitudinal dataset of survey responses from more than 340,000 students in 700 New York public middle schools from 2007–2010. Johanna is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern California. She recieved her Ph.D. in public administration from New York University with her dissertation, “Exposure to Crime, Disorder, and Juvenile Justice: Urban Youth Outcomes in Context.” She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University. In the future, she hopes to become a professor.

Congratulations, Johanna!           

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Dissertation Fellowship, research, Dissertation Fellow

Video: Should You Apply for the Dissertation Fellowship Award?

Posted by Elizabeth Davidson on Dec 6, 2013 3:31:00 PM

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Topics: Video, Scholarship Recipients, Dissertation Fellowship, Dissertation Fellow

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