Gregory Wolniak, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes (CRHEO)
Clinical Associate Professor of Higher Education
New York University
Gregory Wolniak conducts research on the career and economic impacts of college, as well as the factors that influence students’ pathways into college. He is particularly interested in understanding how college students’ socioeconomic trajectories are affected by their experiences in college, their educational choices, and their institutional environments, and the degree to which learning and developmental gains students make during college translate to post-college outcomes. Wolniak is co-author on the forthcoming 3rd volume of How College Affects Students(Jossey-Bass), has published numerous articles on the earnings effects of the college experience and has been Principal Investigator on numerous externally-funded projects, most recently a Spencer Foundation grant to improve the transparency in college costs data available to students and researchers. Wolniak is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, and Sociology of Education, with recent publications appearing in Teachers College Record,Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, andReview of Higher Education. Prior to coming to NYU, Wolniak was a Senior Research Scientist with NORC at the University of Chicago. He received his doctorate in 2004 from the University of Iowa.
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