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Peter Arena

Name: Peter Arena
Degree: PhD in Higher and Postsecondary Education
Current Position: Associate Director, Budget Financial Planning and Analysis, Office of Budget and Planning, New York University
“Led by supportive faculty and consisting of thoughtful colleagues, this program has given me invaluable exposure to the many critical issues facing higher education and the tools to develop my own research to contribute to the field.”

Suzanne Lyons

Name: Suzanne Lyons
Degree: PhD in Higher and Postsecondary Education (2023)
Current Position: Research Assistant and Program Associate, The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy
“The diversity of experiences and interests among my peers, and across our courses, continues to deepen my understanding of issues feeding into and through the higher education system. The opportunity to then apply this knowledge through research alongside dedicated faculty has bolstered my commitment to bridging research, policy, and practice in the field.”

Tim Carroll

Name: Tim Carroll
Degree: PhD in Higher and Postsecondary Education (2022)
Current position: Fellow, IES Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program
"I've learned so much from the opportunity to work closely with faculty and fellow students on a range of research projects. Collaborating with my advisor and colleagues at NYU and beyond has helped me advance my analytical skills, build an understanding of the writing and publication process, and refine how I approach my own research interests."