Dr. Bañuelos received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 2016 and worked at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University prior to coming to Davis. She studies the history of higher education – especially the evolution of for-profit occupational training programs targeted to women and students of color. She is currently writing a book on the history of the modern for-profit university. Dr. Bañuelos is also interested in initiatives that increase undergraduates’ engagement with historical and archival work.
Yu Zhang has been postdoctoral researcher in the School of Education since 2016. She previously worked on mathematics education at UC Santa Barbara, where she studied how to improve mathematics scores for low-performing students through cognitive intervention. She is currently working on educational evaluation and assessment and managing multiple research projects.