Glenn Colby is the senior researcher for AAUP. Prior to joining AAUP, Glenn worked as the director of institutional effectiveness at Cascadia College and as an institutional research analyst at University of Colorado Boulder. Glenn is an experienced educator and has taught at all levels from early childhood through college. Much of Glenn’s research to date has focused on how schools and teachers can better support diverse students to successfully engage in rigorous educational activity. Glenn completed a B.S. degree in information and computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology, a B.S. degree in mathematics at Georgia State University, an M.S. degree in teaching at the University of Maine, and a four-year Experimental Education Research Training (ExpERT) graduate fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Ziyan Bai is the research assistant for the Department of Research. Prior to joining AAUP, Ziyan worked at the University of Washington Graduate School for over seven years, performing needs assessments and developing and evaluating educational programs for graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff. As a mix-method social science researcher, Ziyan focuses her research on examining the implications of state and institutional policies on educational equity, from recruitment to labor market outcomes. Ziyan received her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies with foci on higher education and mixed methods education sciences from the University of Washington.