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Kristin Black

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Kristin Black is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Research Alliance for New York City Schools. Dr. Black has experience with a range of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, including network analysis, mixture modeling, case study, interview research, and quasi-experimental design. 

Many of Dr. Black's projects at the Research Alliance focus on issues of college readiness and access, particularly large-scale studies of college-going patterns in NYC. As the coordinator for the IES-funded NYC Partnership for College Readiness and Success, she worked closely with the research and policy arms of the City University of New York and the NYC Department of Education. She has also provided evaluation and technical support for college access partnerships between local universities and community-based organizations.

Dr. Black’s research centers on students' literacy transitions from high school to college—the challenges students face as they encounter advanced reading and writing tasks, and the classroom practices that support student success. She has taught for fifteen years in colleges and high schools, and her work has appeared in the Journal for Adolescent and Adult Literacy and Assessing Writing.

Dr. Black holds a Ph.D. in English Education from New York University, as well as a B.A. and M.A. in English Literature and Language from the University of Virginia.