Kevin Eagan
Moore Hall 3101D
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 206-3448

Curriculum Vitae

Kevin Eagan

Associate Professor


  • Assistant Professor
  • Interim Director, Cooperative Institutional Research Program
  • Director, Higher Education Research Institute


  • Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 2010
  • M.S., North Carolina State University, 2006
  • B.S., Greensboro College, 2004

Awards, Honors, Fellowships

  • Young Academic Fellow, Institute for Higher Education Policy and Lumina Foundation

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Undergraduate STEM education
  • Contingent faculty
  • Student retention
  • Institutional contexts and structures of opportunity across colleges and universities
  • Advanced quantitative methods

Select Publications

  1. Eagan, M. K., Jaeger, A. J., & Grantham, A. (in press). Supporting the academic majority: Policies and practices related to part-time faculty’s job satisfaction. The Journal of Higher Education.
  2. Eagan, M. K., Hurtado, S., Chang, M.J., Garcia, G.A., Herrera, F.A., & Garibay, J.C. (2013).Making a difference in science education: The impact of undergraduate research programs. American Educational Research Journal, 50(4), 683-713.
  3. Gasiewski, J.A., Eagan, M.K., Garcia, G.A., Hurtado, S., & Chang, M.J. (2012). From gatekeeping to engagement: A multicontextual, mixed method study of student academic engagement in introductory STEM courses? Research in Higher Education, 53(2), 229-261.
  4. Eagan, M.K., Sharkness, J., Hurtado, S., Mosqueda, C.M., & Chang, M.J. (2011). Engaging undergraduates in science research: Not just about faculty willingness. Research in Higher  Education, 52(2), 151-177.
  5. Chang, M. J., Eagan, M. K., Lin, M. L, & Hurtado, S. (2011). Considering the impact of racial stigmas and science identity: Persistence among biomedical and behavioral science aspirants. Journal of Higher Education, 82(5), 564-596