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Marybeth Gasman to Present Research at U.S. Capitol

August 27, 2014 – Penn GSE Professor Marybeth Gasman will discuss demographics at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) at a higher education research and policy briefing on September 2 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


Hosted by the Civil Rights Project of UCLA, the briefing will address accountability and financial aid policy changes affecting students of color. Dr. Gasman, a leading authority on MSIs, will present new research comparing the demographics of student populations at these schools. Her paper, titled “The Minority Serving Institutions Mosaic: A Data Driven Student Landscape in the Outcome-Based Funding Universe,” was co-authored by Penn GSE doctoral students Thai-Huy Nguyen and Andrés Castro Samayoa, and Beloit undergraduate Daniel Corral.

The briefing“Do Higher Ed Accountability Proposals Narrow Opportunity For Minority Students and Minority-Serving Institutions?”will take place at the Congressional Auditorium and Atrium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. The event is open to policymakers, advocates, congressional staff, researchers, and the media. 

Marybeth Gasman is a Professor of Higher Education whose areas of expertise include the history of American higher education, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions, and African American leadership. Earlier this year, she testified before a U.S. Senate education committee. She is the Director of the Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at Penn GSE.