Kristen Fong, PhD
Dr. Kristen Fong is a Senior Researcher for the RP Group where she is involved in a number of equity focus groups and currently leads a research project that aims to identify strategies for increasing transfer among "high-leverage" learners--students who have completed all or most of their transfer requirements but who do not make it through the transfer gate.
Prior to working at the RP Group she was a research analyst at Cerritos College. Dr. Fong’s postsecondary research has focused on policy-relevant topics related to California Community Colleges, from the Completion Agenda and its relation to developmental education, to examining statewide resource allocation models that may meet both equity and efficiency goals. Her dissertation titled, A Multi-Perspective Examination of Developmental Education: Student Progression, Institutional Assessment and Placement Policies, and Statewide Regulations, was awarded the RP Award for Excellence in Thesis/Dissertation in 2016.
She earned her BA in Economics and Psychology from Claremont McKenna College, an MA in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and a PhD in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California.
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