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Melinda Mechur Karp

Melinda Mechur Karp

Melinda Mechur Karp is the assistant director of the Community College Research Center.
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Brief Biography

Melinda Mechur Karp is the assistant director of the Community College Research Center. She has developed a national reputation as an expert on smoothing students’ transitions into college and supporting them once there. She leads CCRC’s work on advising, institutional reform, and rethinking how to support community college students. Karp regularly keynotes professional meetings and events and comments in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, and Inside Higher Ed. Her reports and articles have been published in journals such as the Teachers College Record, New Directions for Community Colleges, and Community College Review.

Karp holds a BS in human development and family studies from Cornell University; an MA in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a PhD in sociology and education from Columbia University.


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