Tatiana Melguizo is an associate professor at the USC Rossier School of Education. She received a PhD in economics of education from Stanford University and an MA in social policy from the London School of Economics. Melguizo works in the field of economics of higher education, using rigorous quantitative methods of analysis to study the impact of different factors, educational programs, and public policies on the persistence and educational outcomes of minority and low-income students.
Her work has been published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Teachers College Record, The Journal of Higher Education, The Review of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Journal of Research in Educational Effectiveness, AERA Open, Higher Education, and World Development. Melguizo has received grants from the Institute of Education Sciences; the National Science Foundation; the Spencer Foundation; the American Educational Research Association; the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the College Futures Foundation; Jack Kent Cooke; Nellie Mae; the Lumina Foundation; and the Association for Institutional Research, National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.