Mark Connolly (Principal Investigator) is an assistant scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Indiana University Bloomington. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, Mark studies college teaching, postsecondary faculty, and student learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Since 2002, Mark has been a member of the research & evaluation team for the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning and is currently PI for the Talking About Leaving Revisited (TALR) Study.
You-Geon Lee is an associate researcher with the Longitudinal Study of Future STEM Scholars and the Talking About Leaving, Revisited project. He is a Ph.D. recipient in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in the sociology of education. His research interests include school choice, school effects, policy and program evaluation, social stratification, and educational inequality.
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Julia Nelson Savoy is an assistant researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is completing her doctorate in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, where her work is concentrated on higher, continuing, and postsecondary education, with particular emphasis on learning and diversity. Her research has addressed faculty work life, productivity, and satisfaction; diversity in higher education; academic department climate and decision-making; and the use of innovative mixed methods in research and evaluation. Currently, she is investigating the effects of professional development participation on career interests, goals, and pathways in higher education, especially among STEM doctoral students and early-career faculty.