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Daniel J. Douglas
Visiting Assistant Professor of Educational Studies & Social Science Research Methods
Phone: (860) 297-2348 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-033
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
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Degrees:
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017)
M.A., St. John's Univ. (2008)
B.A., St. John's Univ. (2005)

Daniel Douglas received his PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in 2017. He also earned the Graduate Center's Certificate in Critical Theory. His dissertation examines the technical and political history of teacher evaluation systems in the United States. He has also done extensive research on student access to and success in higher education, specifically at community colleges. His current research includes experimental studies of alternatives to college remedial mathematics placement, and a broader examination of the role of mathematics course-taking in post-secondary education.

Daniel began his post-doctoral career as an evaluation researcher at Rutgers University. In that role, he learned to apply his research skills in a fast-paced environment, pivoting among numerous research questions and methods, and collaborating with various stakeholders. He brings these skills and experiences to Trinity as a member of the Social Science Support team.

As an instructor, Daniel believes that scholarship of all kinds should be taught as a living process. In that spirit, theories are taught and then re-engaged in the context of empirical data and real-world situations. Likewise, he teaches research methods as collaborative endeavor in which obstacles encountered while doing research are used as opportunities for learning.