Maggie Fay conducts qualitative research on students' transition to college and their experiences once there, as well as system-wide and statewide reform efforts.
Fay holds a BA in international relations and Spanish from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and an MA in higher education from New York University (NYU). Prior to her role at CCRC, Fay worked as the research assistant for NYU’s Diversity Taskforce and as a research analyst for the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, where she contributed to a qualitative study of small high schools of choice in New York City. Fay teaches an undergraduate course titled “LGBT Topics in Education” in NYU’s Steinhardt School.
Fay's research interests include race, class, gender, and sexuality as they intersect with academic performance and students’ experiences in educational institutions; bullying and marginalization of students in schools; the high school to college transition; and urban school reform and policy.