Ph.D., Stanford University
Phone: (213) 740-3635
Dr. Melguizo is an Assistant Professor in the USC Rossier School of Education. She works in the field of economics of higher education. She uses quantitative methods of analysis and large-scale longitudinal survey data to study the association of different factors such as student trajectories and specific institutional characteristics on the persistence and educational outcomes of minority (African American and Hispanic) and low-income students.
Dr. Melguizo received a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from Stanford University and an M.A. in Social Policy from the London School of Economics. Her work has been published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Teachers College Record, The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education and Higher Education. She is a recipient of the American Education Research Association (AERA) dissertation grant. Dr. Melguizo has also received grants from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Spencer foundation, AERA, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, Jack Kent Cooke, Nellie Mae and Lumina foundations and from the Association for Institutional Research, National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (AIR/NPEC).