Shanell Hagood

Research Analyst



B.A., University of Michigan
M.S.: University of Pennsylvania, Higher Education


Shanell Hagood is a Research Analyst with particular expertise in postsecondary education and the experiences of students of color.  She contributes to several large-scale studies of postsecondary policy reform, including a multi-site study of college Promise programs and an evaluation of Jobs for the Future’s Student Success Center initiative.  Hagood has a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served in a leadership position in the Graduate School of Education Students of Color network, as a Teaching Assistant for Diversity in Higher Education, and as a Graduate Assistant for Penn’s Racial Empowerment Collaborative, which works to ensure racial literacy and socialization among Black adolescents. Hagood received her BA from the University of Michigan, where she began her career in the University’s Admissions Office.