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Laura Maldonado, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate


Laura G. Maldonado, Ph.D., is a senior research associate at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. She provides writing and data coaching to students in the Community College Leadership doctoral program and supports research and evaluation projects on community college student success. Her individual research agenda centers around career development and postsecondary career and technical education. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (Higher Education program area of study) at NC State. Her previous work experiences include career services, academic advising, alumni engagement, and government.