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Eric W. Chan, Senior Research Assistant


Eric W. Chan conducts quantitative research on the impact of community college enrollment patterns on student outcomes.

Chan is a doctoral student in economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also holds an MA in economics and education from Teachers College and a BS in business management from Babson College. He pursues research interests in high school to college transitions, college persistence, and the effects of student and family engagement on student outcomes.

Prior to joining CCRC, he was a research assistant at the Teachers College Survey Research Initiative, where he worked on a grant-funded project studying the school choice environments of U.S. cities. He has also worked as a research fellow at the Boston Public Schools, where he conducted research on the effects of family engagement on student achievement, designed evaluations of district initiatives, and managed the analysis of the district’s annual school climate survey.