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Michael Cobb

Director, Impact & Evaluation

Michael Cobb, Ph.D., serves as Director of Impact and Evaluation. He oversees a staff of analysts that collect timely and accurate data measuring CAC advising and college enrolment. These data are critical for improving programmatic advising and external audiences use them to evaluate CAC performance.

Prior to joining CAC, Michael was an Associate Professor of Political Science at NC State University and a consultant for private businesses and government agencies. His research about race, public opinion, and political behaviors was published in the leading journals in his discipline and covered in national and local media. He also helped evaluate the efficacy of courses at NC State that were designed to be taught entirely online, compared to the same courses taught in person, which sparked his interest in studying how to increase non-traditional students’ college enrollment.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California-Santa Cruz and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He runs marathons, loves travel, and adopted two cats he’s allergic to. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.