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Shirley Receives NYU Dissertation Award

Dissertation committee

IHE’s postdoctoral research and teaching associate, Maurice Shirley, has received a 2020 NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work, Understanding the Effects of Student Employment on College Completion for Undergraduate Black, Latinx, and White Students at Two and Four-Year Institutions.

“I'm extremely honored to have my work recognized by NYU! With this award, I aim to continue contributing to conversations on enhancing student outcomes for traditionally underserved student populations across the U.S.”

The award is given based on the scholar’s academic record, the probability of individual’s future career leadership, and the intellectual and social impact of the dissertation in the field. This is only the second year the university-wide awards have been given by NYU .

The awards ceremony, which was scheduled for March 31, was canceled due to the global pandemic. 

More information on the awards can be found at:

(Pictured is Shirley with his dissertation committee: (l-r) Liang Zhang, Jennifer Hill, Stella Flores (Chair), Maurice Shirley, Fran Stage, and Sebastian Cherng.)

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Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate, 2019-2020

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