Selected Research Presentations
How Hunger and Homelessness Affect Community College Students’ Academic Achievement and Attainment. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting in New York, NY. April 2018.
Prevalence & Disparities: Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education. Invited Panelist at The Second #RealCollege National Research Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 2017.
Impacts of Basic Needs Insecurity on Academics & Health. Invited Panelist at The Second #RealCollege National Research Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 2017.
Poverty in American Higher Education: How Material Hardship Affects Academic Achievement and Degree Attainment. Invited Presidential Panelist, Division L: Educational Policy and Politics at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 2017.
Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream: A Conversation About Making College Affordable. Invited Presidential Session Panelist at the Association for the Study of Higher Education in Columbus, OH. November 2016.
The Evolution of Poverty in Higher Education: Rising Economic Precarity and Material Hardship among Undergraduates. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. August 2016.
Working for Tuition: The Causal Impacts of Financial Grants on Undergraduate Employment. Education and Inequality in 21st Century America at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. May 2016.
Poverty in Higher Education: Material Hardship and Community College Students’ Coping Strategies. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 2016.
Safety, Security, and College Success: Perspectives on Economically Precarious Undergraduates. Sociology of Education Association Annual Conference. Monterey Bay, CA. February 2016.
Rethinking the Cooling Out Hypothesis: The Impact of Need-based Financial Aid on Students’ Educational Goals. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Regular Session in Education, “Challenges in Policy and Practice.” New York City, NY. August 2013.
Causal Impacts of the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program: On Educational Expectations. Affordability and Persistence in Wisconsin Public Higher Education: A Research, Policy, and Practice Conference. Appleton, WI. July 2012.
Who Deserves Financial Aid: An Issue of Access for Low-income Students. Poster presented at Educating for Equity and Social Justice, Hamline University. Saint Paul, MN. July 2008.
Selected Invited Talks
Poverty in American Higher Education. External speaker for Wealth & Poverty Week, Ohio University Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Athens, Ohio. September 2018.
Addressing Food Insecurity in Higher Education. Keynote address at the Faculty & Staff Community Summit: Food Insecurity on College Campuses, Nebraska Methodist College & College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska. September 2018.
Beyond Educating the Mind: Addressing the Needs of the 21st Century Student in Tertiary Institutions. Plenary speaker at Access to Food for Student Project Colloquium, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town South Africa. August 2018.
Housing and Food Insecurities: National, Regional, and WITC. Keynote address, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. August 2018.
Poverty in American Higher Education: Addressing Food and Housing Insecurity among Undergraduates. College of Education Faculty Emerti Luncheon, University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. December 2017.
To Feed the Hungry, and Shelter the Homeless: Addressing Housing and Food Insecurity among College Students. Council for Opportunity in Education’s 36th Annual Conference: Crossing the Finish Line: From Access to Career in Washington, DC. September 2017.
Too Distressed to Learn: Hunger and Mental Health in Higher Education. Opening plenary speaker at the Feeding Wisconsin Hunger and Health Summit in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. May 2017.
Poverty in American Higher Education: The Role of Material Hardship in College Success. Presented at The Inequality Seminar, University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. October 2016.
Hungry and Homeless in College. Plenary speaker at the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO. October 2016.
Poverty in America’s Colleges: Housing and Food Insecurity among Undergraduates. Invited presenter at Go Big Read Event for Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City at University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. September 2016.
Setting the Research and Evaluation Agenda: Perspectives from a Sociologist of Education. Presented at Wisconsin HOPE Lab’s #RealCollege National Convening at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, WI. April 2016.
College on the Margins: Food and Housing Insecurity among Undergraduates. Featured Speaker for Milwaukee Area Technical College “MATC Day,” an all-campus event for 2,500 employees at the Bradley Center. Milwaukee, WI. February 2016.
Meeting the Needs of Homeless and Housing Insecure College Students. Invited speaker at the Wisconsin Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Annual Conference. Eau Claire, WI. November 2015.
Measurement and Data Collection: Considerations for Educational Settings. Training presented at the annual Learning Communities Initiative Conference, Scholarship America. Bloomington, MN. October 2009.