Maurice Shirley is an assistant professor of higher education and student affairs at Indiana University Bloomington.
He completed his Ph.D. in Higher and Postsecondary Education at New York University. Dr. Shirley's dissertation research focused on examining the effects of participating in the student labor market on college completion. Using propensity score matching, Maurice estimated the likelihood of graduating from college for students who work compared to students who do not work while pursuing a postsecondary credential. He further examined if these effects varied by race, intensity of employment, institutional selectivity, and institutional sector.
Broadly, Maurice’s research agenda uses advanced quantitative methods to explore topics of college access, persistence, and completion for traditionally underrepresented and underserved student populations.
Prior to completing his Ph.D., Maurice worked within higher education administration focusing on student leadership, student engagement, diversity education, academic advising, and admissions.
Ph.D., Higher and Postsecondary Education, New York University
M.A., Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration, New York University
B.A., English, Pre-Education, The Ohio State University