Nikki Edgecombe is a senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the principal investigator for CAPR. She conducts research on developmental education, education equity, teaching and learning, English learners, faculty development, minority-serving institutions, and higher education finance, among other topics.
Edgecombe joined CCRC from JPMorgan, where she studied the financial and organizational performance of publicly traded companies and made investment recommendations to institutional clients. Prior to her work in the private sector, she studied teacher learning and school-based professional development at the Urban Education Institute (formerly the Center for School Improvement) and the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. Edgecombe holds a PhD and an MSEd in education from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in urban studies–economics from Columbia University.