Dr. Kendra Jackson is the Assistant Director for Finance and Development for CAARP. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Education degree from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Jackson earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Educational Psychology from Walden University. Dr. Jackson’s dissertation focused on the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in student access, retention, and degree attainment. She was a 2012 National Data Institute (NDI) fellowship recipient. NDI is sponsored by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), National Science Foundation (NSF), and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Dr. Jackson’s research interest include applying advanced quantitative methods (longitudinal models of change and growth, multilevel modeling, and SEM) to inform practical problems in educational psychology and student outcomes in higher education.