As an incoming assistant professor of higher education, Dr. Constance Iloh, 28, offered a preview of her work at the 2015 Black Excellence in Higher Education summit sponsored by the White House. She received a UCI Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship to explore the changing landscape of higher education and a research grant from the ECMC to investigate online platforms, virtual learning and other approaches to vocational training. Her research examines equity, access and the experiences of underserved students and understudied sectors of postsecondary education, with a special focus on privatization in higher education. Many of her published works have focused on student experiences and institutional practices at for-profit universities and community colleges. Dr. Iloh’s work has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, National Public Radio and Inside Higher Ed.
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Watch an interview with Dr. Constance Iloh as she discusses her research on the “changing landscape of higher education and how this impacts underrepresented groups.”