Debra D. Bragg, Professor of Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Debra D. Bragg is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Education Organization, Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois and Director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership. Her research focuses on P-20 education policy, with a special interest in the transition of youth and adults to college and careers. Recent studies include research and evaluation studies funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and Lumina Foundation for Education. Dr. Bragg holds a PhD and master’s degree from The Ohio State University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the recipient of the career teaching, distinguished research and Breakthrough awards from the College of Education at the University of Illinois, and the senior scholar award from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges.