David Nguyen is a senior community college transfer student. He is majoring in sociology. He is the founder and director of the Community College to PhD (CC2PhD) Association. The CC2PhD Association hosts programs, Saturday Academies, and research conferences to help community college students and transfer students conduct social science research and prepare for social science PhD programs. David hopes to pursue a PhD in sociology. His research interests include the transfer dynamics between two-year and four-year colleges, measuring and combating community college stigma, and the community college to PhD pipeline.
I will conduct an evaluation of the CC2PhD Scholars Program. My research question is “To what extent does the CC2PhD Scholars Program change participants’ self-reported 1) social science research capabilities, 2) PhD preparation knowledge, 3) interest in obtaining a PhD, and 4) internalized community college stigma?” Methods include pre- and post-intervention interviews and pre-, mid-, and post-intervention surveys.