Sarah Cashdollar is an interdisciplinary researcher who works to understand factors that predict positive postsecondary education, training, and work outcomes for all youth.
With training in human development, sociology, and education, Dr. Cashdollar’s interests center on issues of stratification and equity in youth transitions from high school to postsecondary education and work. Her current work examines the pathways that Illinois high school students take to postsecondary education and work, analyzing patterns that relate to positive workforce outcomes for diverse students across Illinois. She has published in scholarly journals on education and adolescent development, and her research has been funded by the Institute of Education Sciences as well as by foundation and private grants. As a former elementary teacher, she is passionate about conducting research that is responsive to the needs of educational practitioners, and she regularly presents research findings to applied audiences.
Cashdollar holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Comparative Human Development from The University of Chicago and a B.A. in anthropology from Dartmouth College.
See her curriculum vitae here.
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