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Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: 2022 Historical Trends Report - “Reimagining Higher Education as a Human Right”
The eighth edition of the Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States: Historical Trend Report has arrived. Each year, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the University of Pennsylvania Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD) provide a free report that compiles historical statistics and challenges readers to answer fundamental questions about postsecondary enrollment, degree attainment and outcomes.

The Pell Institute and PennAHEAD cordially invite you to join this year’s virtual release event on Tuesday, May 17th at 2 PM EDT to help us expand our national effort in reimagining access to higher education as a human right. In addition to providing an overview of the status of higher education equity in the U.S., the release event will focus on key issues at the center of discussions regarding higher education as a human right. These issues include:

• The growing student debt crisis
• The inequity of state education-related spending by institutional selectivity
• The growing gender imbalance in higher education enrollment and outcomes

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Terry Vaughan III, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research & Director @Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education at the Council for Opportunity in Education
Terry Vaughan III is the Vice President of Research and the Director of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education at the Council for Opportunity in Education. His research focuses on education theory and philosophy, education policy, equitable career pathways and career development strategies for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from DePaul University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Erick Montenegro, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate @Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Erick Montenegro is the Senior Research Associate at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. His research interests include equity-minded and culturally responsive assessment and evaluation practices in higher education, education policy, equitable pathways to careers and access to higher education for low-income, first-generation, marginalized and underrepresented populations. In 2017, Erick helped launch the national conversation on equity-minded assessment and is a leading voice in this movement. He also previously served on the board of directors for the Quality Assurance Commons for Higher and Postsecondary Education. Erick is a three-time alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a B.S. in Business Administration along with an Ed.M. and a Ph.D. both in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership.
Laura W. Perna, Ph.D.
GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education & Executive Director of AHEAD @University of Pennsylvania
Laura W. Perna is GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). She is past chair of Penn’s faculty senate and currently serves as faculty fellow of the Institute for Urban Research, faculty affiliate of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative and member of the advisory board for the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. She holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a master’s in public policy and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Michigan.
Margaret Cahalan, Ph.D.
Former Director & Vice President for Research @Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education & Council for Opportunity in Education
Margaret Cahalan, Ph.D. is the lead author on the Pell Institute and PennAHEAD publication series: Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States Historical Trend Reports. She joined COE in 2011, after serving as the division leader for the Secondary-Postsecondary Cross-Cutting (SPCC) Team within the Policy and Program Studies Services (PPSS) at the U.S. Department of Education (ED). She also served as a Co-PI for an i-3 grant awarded to COE entitled, Using Data to Inform College Access Programming. Prior to working at the ED, Dr. Calahan worked as a statistical research contractor for over 20 years at Westat, Mathematica and RTI. In this capacity, she served as the project director for large statistical sample surveys including the National Study of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOFAS) and the National Study of Recent College Graduates (NSRCG).
Nicole Brunt
Research Associate @Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Nicole Brunt is the lead Research Associate for the Pell Institute and PennAHEAD publication series: Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States Historical Trend Reports. She has worked for the Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY (PEO) research newsletter since 2003 in conjunction with the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education since 2013. Nicole assists Tom Mortenson and the Pell team with the collection, organization, analysis and reporting of education, demographic, economic and other data on opportunity for postsecondary education and training in the United States. Nicole graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in communication from William Penn University in 2001 and is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree at Fort Hays State University, studying information analysis and communications, and will be completing the degree in May of 2022.
Marisha Addison
Research Associate @Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
Marisha Addison is the Research Associate at the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE). As a first-generation student and Federal TRIO alumna, she is passionate about using data to create results-driven solutions to equity issues in the United States higher education system. Her work at the Pell Institute includes documenting low-income, first-generation students and students with disability experiences and actively collaborating with over 3,000 TRIO programs to provide best practices and services for this traditionally underrepresented population. Marisha’s educational merits include a master’s from the University of Amsterdam and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Geography and Sociology. She minored in African Studies, Chinese and International Development.
Pooja R. Patel
Doctoral Student @University of Pennsylvania
Pooja R. Patel is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania and a fellow in the Institute of Education Sciences program. She previously worked as a researcher at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) focusing on access and college admissions. Pooja also worked as a policy research intern at the New England Board of Higher Education where she conducted research on access and affordability for undocumented students at postsecondary institutions in the New England region. Additionally, she has experience working in college admissions both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At Penn, Pooja is a pre-doctoral researcher at the Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD) and is a member of the William T. Fontaine Society. Pooja is a Gates Millennium Scholar. She received a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Richmond and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.
Alysia Marie Genao
Research Assistant @Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Alysia Genao is a research assistant for The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and a program assistant for the Council for Opportunity in Education. Alysia is responsible for assisting with the dissemination of surveys, scheduling and conducting meetings with research partners, maintaining data collection files, assisting with data analysis, and generating correspondence, reports and graphics. Alysia is a Rutgers University Upward Bound TRIO alumna and a longtime advocate for equity in education. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in Public Policy from Pace University in New York City.