Maggie Fay is a research associate at the Community College Research Center, where she conducts qualitative and quantitative research on college readiness, developmental mathematics and reforms to developmental education, and the implementation of guided pathways reforms.
Fay holds a BA in international relations and Spanish from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis and an MA in higher education from New York University. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in sociology at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Fay’s mixed-methods dissertation research focuses on students’ experiences in developmental math courses, the relationship between gender and performance in these courses, and reforms to developmental mathematics. Prior to joining CCRC, Fay worked as a research assistant for NYU’s Diversity Taskforce and as a research analyst for the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, where she contributed to a qualitative study of small high schools of choice in New York City. Fay has taught undergraduate courses in LGBT Topics in Education at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education and Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods at CUNY’s Hunter College and Brooklyn College.