Postdoc Researchers

Samantha Bernstein
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
She received her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 2009, and thereafter worked as an associate in litigation and appeals at a special education law firm in NYC. Read more.
Adrian H. Huerta
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Adrian Huerta, Ph.D. is a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Pullias Center for Higher Education Research. At Pullias, he is working on projects related to college access for males of color in high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities. Read more.
Joseph Kitchen
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Joseph (Joey) Kitchen is a Postdoctoral Scholar for the Pullias Center for Higher Education. He earned his PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University in 2014, where he also earned his MA in Community Planning, and BA in Psychology. Read more.
Michael Lanford
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Michael Lanford is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Rossier School of Education. His research explores innovative approaches to secondary and higher education, focusing on student development, educational policy, and the impact of globalization. Read more.
Gaurav J. Pathania
Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate
Gaurav J. Pathania holds a PhD in Sociology of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He worked on a project with University College London that explores distress and discrimination in Indian higher education. Read more.