Research Associate

Karin Fischer

Research Associate

Karin Fischer is a journalist who focuses on higher education. Her primary area of focus is international education, including American colleges' activities overseas, study abroad, the globalization of the college experience, and international-student recruitment.

Daniel Jones White

CSHE Research CSHE Researcher and SERU North American Division Managing Director, Office of Institutional Research, Universe of Minnesota

Rahul Choudaha

Research Associate and Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at StudyPortals

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at StudyPortals and Research Associate at Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley. Operating out of San Francisco Bay Area, he advances StudyPortals’ strategic engagement with higher education institutions, professional associations, government bodies and related stakeholders on the foundations of research and intelligence.

Andrew Schwartz

CSHE Research Associate

Andrew Schwartz is Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business. Andrew’s research examines how students finance higher education, focusing on the student loan market and institutional financial aid allocations. He received his PhD in Finance from UC Berkeley in 2018.

Tongshan Chang

Senior Researcher - SERU Consortium

Tongshan Chang is Director of Institutional Research and Academic Planning at the University of California (UC) Office of the President and Consultant of UC Systemwide Academic Senate Committees on the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS) and Preparatory Education (UCOPE).

James A. Hyatt

Senior Research Associate, Vice Chancellor for Budget & Finance and CFO Emeritus

James A. Hyatt is the Associate Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education. In the past he has been a Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator at the Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Grace Ufuk Taneri

Research Associate - Research University Going Global
Grace Ufuk Taneri is a Senior Executive, Consultant, and Professor of Mathematics in multicultural and global higher education institutions, applying more than 20 years of experience to  academic, administrative and operational management, pioneering establishments, multicultural and diverse campus development, strategic planning, international accreditations, local and international communications  with Ministries, Governments, Higher Education Institutions,  and accreditation bodies, faculty, staff, and student recruitment, development, performance, satisfaction and retention, instituti

Olena Horner

CSHE gradSERU Research Associate, University of Minnesota

Zachary Bleemer

Director, UC Cliometric History Project

Zach Bleemer is the Director of the University of California Cliometric History Project at CSHE. The UCCHP, conducted in partnership with the UC Office of the President on the eve of the university system’s 150th anniversary, will produce an unprecedented large-scale empirical examination of the University of California’s students, faculty, funding, institutional structure, and the university’s impact on socioeconomic mobility and economic development.

Cécile Hoareau

Research Associate - Research University Going Global

Cecile Hoareau McGrath is a CSHE Research Associate and an analyst at RAND Europe. She previously worked as a project leader at the University of Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology, as well as with various public policy consultancies.

McGrath's interests lie in comparative education policies, particularly higher education. In 2012, she completed a comparative study of higher education policies across Europe. She also contributed to a European Commission project on university-business cooperation in North America.