Daniel Corral

Position title: Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Adult & Higher Education, University of Toronto

Dr. Daniel (Danny) Corral is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. His research examines to what extent geographic context, and programs and policies affect inequality in higher education. He teaches courses on the student experience in postsecondary education, race and educational inequality, postsecondary finance, and evaluation. Professor Corral’s research currently focuses on 1) college choice and enrollment in postsecondary education, 2) student transitions into and out of higher education, and 3) institutional finance and student aid. Across these strands, his research focuses on students who have been historically and persistently underrepresented (students of color, economically disadvantaged students, and immigrant students) and the institutions that serve them (Minority-Serving Institutions and community colleges). Professor Corral uses critical theoretical perspectives from sociology and public policy to inform this research and uses methods of causal inference and qualitative interviews.