Higher Education Administration
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
300M Poe Hall
My CV and more information my research and the courses I teach can be found here.
Paul D. Umbach serves as Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Adult and Higher Education. He teaches classes on finance and higher education, organizational theory and higher education, policy analysis, college faculty, survey methods, and multi-level modeling.
Paul uses advanced quantitative methods to study policies and practices that affect college student access and success and the careers of college faculty. Central to much of his work are issues of equity and diversity. He also has done research on survey methods.
He seeks to work with students who are interested in education policy, particularly as it relates to issues of access, attainment, and labor market outcomes. His former students work in a range of positions including faculty, policy research, institutional research, and student affairs.
Current Research Projects:
1. Directing federally grant funded North Carolina Higher Education Research Consortium (NC-HERC), a grant-funded partnership with the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. NC-HERC is charged with studying NCCCS transfer student success at UNC System institutions, along with the effects of how UNC student aid affects persistence and degree attainment.
2. Studying the effects of college remediation on mobility, a project that is funded, in part, by a grant from AIR/NCES/NSF.