Dr. Andrew Koricich is an associate professor of higher education at Appalachian State University and an Education Policy Center research fellow at the University of Alabama. Influenced by his experiences growing up in a rural, Pennsylvania town, Dr. Koricich’s research focuses primarily on issues regarding the postsecondary pathways of rural populations, rural and rural-serving postsecondary institutions, and how community factors influence students’ choices and outcomes. He also examines the effects of driving distance on student finances and outcomes. Dr. Koricich earned both his Ph.D. in higher education and B.S. in information sciences & technology from Pennsylvania State University. He earned his M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.
I want to elevate our understanding of regional colleges because these institutions play a transformative role in rural communities across the country by providing educational opportunity, workforce development, and economic impact to areas with so much untapped human potential.
• Ph.D. Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University
• M.B.A. Johns Hopkins University
• B.S. Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University