Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Adela Soliz is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy, in the Dept. of Leadership, Policy & Organizations at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. Prior to coming to Vanderbilt, Professor Soliz was a fellow at the Brookings Institution's Brown Center on Education Policy. Dr. Soliz's research focuses on policies affecting student success at public community colleges. Some of her current projects include studies on the effects of for-profit enrollment growth on community college behavior, the effects of working during college on students academic outcomes, and whether state transfer and articulation policies promote community college student transfer. Dr. Soliz received an Ed.D. in Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education (Economics) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds a master's degree in International Educational Development and a B.A. in Anthropology.