Karen Miksch, Contributing Editor
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning
My research focuses on the law of higher education and the transition to college. Specifically, I am interested in access to higher education from a legal and policy perspective. I utilize legal research and qualitative case studies in my work on the transition to college and the legal gatekeepers that make access and persistence difficult for students who traditionally have not had access. Prior to joining the faculty, I was a civil rights attorney and lectured nationally on access policy.
I am Legal Counsel and a member of the Board of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). I am also active in the Law and Education SIG in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and review monographs for AERA and ASHE.