My research on college student success has earned over $550,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASPA Foundation, TG Public Benefit Program, and Spencer Foundation. My work has been published in many of the field’s top-tier journals, including Educational Researcher, Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, and the Journal of College Student Development.
The College Autism Network (CAN) family of projects examine the systemic, institutional, and personal conditions that shape college access, experiences, and outcomes for students on the autism spectrum.
The Linking Institutional Policies to Student Success (LIPSS) project sought to identify specific institution-wide policies that can be leveraged to increase college student engagement – a key predictor of student grades and persistence that is especially beneficial to underrepresented and academically under-prepared students.
I have been the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the FSU College of Education and have twice won the Robert M. Gagne Outstanding Research Award (in 2014 and 2017). I was also named an Emerging Scholar by ACPA: College Educators International for the 2013-14 school year.
is a national nonprofit organization linking varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-based efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for college students with autism.