Casandra Harper

Committee(s): Student Affairs

Associate Professor
Program Coordinator
Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Casandra Harper is an associate professor of Higher Education within the College of Education. Her research is focused on the diversity of the individual student experience, including: multiracial identity and racial identification, parent and family engagement in the college experience, perceptions of campus climate, openness to diversity, and financial aid outcomes. She was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer postdoctoral fellowship in 2012, ACPA emerging scholar in 2013, and the Richard Caple award from MoCPA in 2014. Casandra received her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change at UCLA.