Ozan Jaquette, assistant professor of education, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the National Academy of Education and the Spencer Foundation. The $70,000 fellowship will be used to support his research on the off-campus recruitment patterns of public research universities.

Jaquette, who teaches organizational theory and quantitative methods in the department of higher education and organizational change, is examining the access to high quality higher education for low-income communities that are often overlooked by campus recruiters. For the fellowship, he will utilize Tweets posted by admissions recruiters at 40 public research universities to learn which communities are favored and which ones are ignored. The study is informed by Jaquette’s previous research on public universities’ efforts to increase non-resident enrollment due to the greater revenue that out-of-state and international tuition can generate.

Jaquette served as the principal investigator for a study on “Exploring Change Over Time and Across Institutional Sectors in Student Loan Default and Title IV Financial Aid Revenues,” funded by the Spencer Foundation; and as project director on “Educational Experiences and Outcomes of High-Performing, Low-Income Students,” funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.