Postdoctoral Research Associate
Gresham D. Collom is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the Postsecondary Education Research Center (PERC). Prior to pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Tennessee, he earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Dr. Collom is also a postdoctoral fellow for the 2021 Postsecondary Career and Technical Education research initiative sponsored by the ECMC Foundation and North Carolina State University.
Gresham currently serves as the project manager for several studies exploring free-college policies in Tennessee. He deploys mixed methods to further the understanding of how policies are implemented and how policy implementation influences student experiences in postsecondary education. He has co-authored several publications, authored a book chapter in Supporting Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era: Advancements in Practice, co-authored several professional reports for PERC, and presented his research at national conferences.
Hobbies and Interests: Hiking, reading (sci-fi/fantasy to escape from academic work!), writing, cooking, and quality time with my partner plus our three dogs.