Daniel J. Douglas
Director of Social Science Research and Lecturer in Sociology
Phone: (860) 297-2348 Office Location: Seabury Hall N-033
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Trinity College faculty member since 2018
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY
M.A., St. John's Univ.
B.A., St. John's Univ.

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 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 in post-secondary education. His research has been featured in The Washington Post, MSNBCThe Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, CT Mirror, and The Hechinger Report

Daniel began his post-doctoral career as a senior researcher at Rutgers University. In that role, he applied his research skills in a fast-paced environment, pivoting among research questions and analytic techniques, and collaborating with various stakeholders. He brings these skills and experiences to Trinity as Director Social Science Research. In this role, he provides support to students and faculty across the college's social science departments.

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

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