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ELPS Assistant Professor Named as 2016 Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Greater Texas Foundation has named Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Assistant Professor, Yi (Leaf) Zhang, as a 2016 Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellow. Dr. Zhang's research topic, "Transfer Pathway to Baccalaureate Degree Attainment in STEM Fields of Study: A Longitudinal Transcript Analysis in a Texas Research University," Zhang's focuses primarily on community college transfer students' persistence and degree completion at a four-year research university in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The study’s intent is to carefully investigate the extent to which students' transfer pathways, early academic momentum, and course-taking patterns affect student' baccalaureate degree attainment, especially in STEM fields of study. The Greater Texas Foundation's mission is to reinforce postsecondary preparation, access, persistence, and completion for Texas students.

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