This session is intentionally designed for all SUNY college stakeholders (faculty, staff, administrators, partners, etc.).
Melinda Karp, Ph.D., is the founder of Phase Two Advisory. Phase Two works with colleges, nonprofits, and foundations to design and implement evidence-based approaches to improving student success in college. Prior to founding Phase Two, Dr. Karp spent 17 years at the Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University, most recently as assistant director. In that role, she oversaw internal capacity building and strategic planning, as well as a research portfolio focused on advising, student services, dual enrollment, and institutional reform.
Dr. Karp is a nationally recognized expert on smoothing students’ transitions into college and supporting them once there. She was a key architect of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s iPASS grant portfolio. She regularly writes, speaks, and comments on higher education reform at professional meetings, in the media, and through academic writing.
Dr. Karp holds a B.S. in human development and family studies from Cornell University; an M.A. in sociology and education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a Ph.D. in sociology and education from Columbia University.