USC Rossier School of Education, Urban Education Policy (Higher Education)
Faculty Advisor: Tatiana Melguizo
Federick is an incredibly accomplished scholar holding a B.A. and two M.A.s from Stanford University and a M.A. from USC. His studies have primarily focused on college access and opportunity, using quantitative methods to identify the causal impact of higher education policies on student outcomes and inequality. Federick was inspired to pursue this research while working as a high school math teacher in Oakland, CA and the stories of formers students who optimistically chose to attend community colleges, but ultimately left with deflated aspirations. His research has focused on college math remediation and the effectiveness of reforms in developmental education in community colleges. He has published six articles in top education journals on math remediation and international education issues. Federick was honored to receive a USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship, a National Science Foundation EAGER Grant, and an American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant, a highly selective fellowship, among several awards received since 2004.