Anita Gopal

Position title: Alumni

Dr. Anita Gopal was an Associate Researcher at CCWT, with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2013, Anita earned her PhD in Education (specialization in international higher education) from Queen’s University and completed a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Maryland in 2017 researching STEM graduate student retention and college to workforce transitions for underrepresented and international students. Anita’s scholarship draws upon qualitative and mixed method approaches to examine issues such as higher education policy, migration and borders, international student mobility, and student success. Her latest research investigated how federal, state, and institutional policies influence educational attainment among underserved and international populations and their labor market outcomes, as well as the impact of systemic patterns of inequity on public policy processes in higher education.