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Brett Nachman

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Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

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Dr. Brett Ranon Nachman is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Brett joined the Belk Center following concluding his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on a mix of topics, including community college access and equity, faculty development, autism in higher education, and LGBTQ+ campus climate issues. Brett’s doctoral research has been honored with the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience, as well as Dissertation of the Year from his Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at UW-Madison. He also serves as the Director of Research for College Autism Network, a reviewer for many academic journals, and an editorial board member for multiple publications. In his spare time, Brett hosts the Notably Disney podcast (featuring interviews with legendary composers and authors), enjoys working out, consumes nonfiction books, and spends time with family and friends.

Area(s) of Expertise

Autism in higher education
Community college access and equity
Faculty development
LGBTQ_ campus climate