Linda DeAngelo

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Linda DeAngelo

Linda DeAngelo

University of Pittsburgh
4318E Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7162


Linda DeAngelo is an assistant professor of higher education in the Administrative and Policy Studies Department and Faculty Fellow in the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Just prior to her appointment at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. DeAngelo was the Assistant Director for Research at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA and prior to that she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Educational Assessment also at UCLA. Her publications have appeared in the American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Innovative Higher Education, and Research in Higher Education, among others. Dr. DeAngelo studies stratification, equity, and diversity issues, investigating how social inequalities are produced and manifested within higher education. Her work examines the differential effect of institutions on students, pipeline and educational transititions, and outcomes for first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students. Currently her scholarship focuses on retention and degree completion as well as access to and engagment in faculty mentorship. She is on the editorial review board of Teaching in Higher Education and is a past editorial board member of the Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of College Student Development, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Higher Education.

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

  • Self-efficacy in the first college year for women students in engineering, University of Pittsburgh Year of Diversity Small Grant, Award Period July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018. PI Linda DeAngelo, Co-PI Chandraleksha Singh. Amount: $4,000.
  • Understanding the expectations and transitions of for-profit transfer students to the four- year institutions. NASPA Channing Briggs Small Research Grant 2014 $2,000 Award Period January 2015 - December 2015 (Co-PI with Molly McClelland)
  • Assessing the Benefits of Alternative Spring Break Programs on College Students

    Apr 1, 2013 - Apr 30, 2014

Recent Publications

  • DeAngelo, L. & Franke, R. (2016). Social mobility and reproduction for whom?: College readiness and first year retention. American Educational Research Journal, 53(6), 1588-1625.
  • Phelps-Ward, R., & DeAngelo, L. (2016). Feeding the pipeline toward the doctorate: Examining the formal mentoring experiences of Black undergraduate students. Western Journal of Black Studies, 40(2), 109-123.
  • DeAngelo, L. (2016). Supporting students of color on the pathway to graduate education. (CGS Data Sources PLUS 16-02). Washington, DC: Council of Graduate Schools.
  • DeAngelo, L., Schuster, M., & Stebleton, M. (2016). California dreamers: Activism, identity and empowerment among undocumented students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(3), 216-230.
  • Mann, J., & DeAngelo, L. (2016). Assessing the potential of short-term immersion service programs: Can alternative spring breaks produce transformative outcomes? Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 53(4), 416-428.
  • DeAngelo, L. Mason, J., & Winters, D. (2015). Faculty engagement in mentoring undergraduate students: How institutional environments regulate and promote extra-role behavior. Innovative Higher Education. Published Online First DOI: 10.1007/s10755-015-9350-7.
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