Angela Boatman is a higher education scholar whose work focuses on the evaluation of college access and completion policies, particularly in the areas of remediation, financial aid, and community college student success. Her research explores the outcomes of policies designed to increase college completion for populations traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and to identify the pathways and mechanisms which aid in students’ postsecondary success. She conducts large-scale studies on the impact of innovations in the delivery of remedial math courses, including the use of instructional technology, on collegiate student outcomes. Her work also explores the timing of remediation, examining the effects of high school-based programs compared to courses offered in college, particularly for students further down the academic preparation distribution. Additional projects include the evaluation of state transfer policies for community college students, and the ways in which principles of behavioral economics can better inform the design and delivery of federal student loan programs.
Dr. Boatman is a faculty affiliate of the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) housed at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, and the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University. She holds a doctoral degree in Higher Education from Harvard University and a M.P.P in Public Policy and a M.A. in Higher Education, both from the University of Michigan.
Coauthor: Comparing Borrowing Attitudes for Higher Education between English and American High School Students: Examining Their Influence on Enrollment Intentions
Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Media Mentions/ Interviews
Marketplace (National Public Radio), Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Nashville Public Radio, Bloomberg Business, Nashville Post, The Tennessean, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, AEI Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings (2019)