Megan M. Chase currently serves as a Research and Policy Specialist for the Center for Urban Education. Her research interests include the study of access and equity for traditionally underrepresented students. More specifically, she is interested in studying the policies and policy contexts in which minoritized students transfer between institutions of higher education. Dr. Chase’s dissertation entitled Culture, Politics, and Policy Implementation: How Practitioners Interpret and Implement the Transfer Policy in a Technical College Environment won the 2014 Dissertation of the Year Award at the USC Rossier School of Education. Her work has most recently appeared in Change Magazine, Educational Policy, and the Community College Review.
Dr. Chase received her Ph.D. in Urban Education with an emphasis on Higher Education from the University of Southern California. She received a M.S. in Counseling, with an emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education from California State University, Long Beach and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine.