Engberg, Mark, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor

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Associate Dean and Professor


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Dr. Engberg received his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and his PhD in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. His previous work experience in higher education includes serving as the Vice President of Research at an enrollment management consulting firm from 2004-2007 and serving as a Professor of Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago from 2007-2017. Dr. Engberg’s research agenda is rooted in his strong belief in social justice and an ongoing desire to investigate and dismantle the structural forces that continue to reproduce inequality in the American system of postsecondary education. His research specifically addresses individual and organizational factors that facilitate postsecondary enrollment, including the roles of high school counselors, parents, teachers, and peers in the college choice process. He also investigates the educational benefits of diversity and his research has been cited in numerous amicus curiae briefs presented to the Supreme Court. Most recently, Dr. Engberg developed the Global Perspective Inventory (GPI), a survey instrument used by over 150 schools to examine curricular, co-curricular, and community-based factors that influence global learning and development. In addition to regularly presenting at national conferences, Dr. Engberg’s work has been published in numerous high-impact journals, including the Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Equity & Excellence in Education, Journal of College Student Development, TC Record, and Review of Educational Research. Dr. Engberg received the Outstanding Review of Research Award from AERA in 2005 and the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in 2014 from Loyola University Chicago. Learn more on Dr. Engberg's Portfolio page.

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