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Melinda Karp

Assistant Director for Staff and Institutional Development, Community College Research Center at Columbia University

Melinda Mechur Karp is the Assistant Director for Staff and Institutional Development at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Karp is a leading expert on reforms that smooth students’ transitions to college and support them once there. She currently leads a study examining how colleges leverage technology to redesign advising and student support. Dr. Karp holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Education from Columbia University; an M.A. in same field from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University.