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Maso Cotton

Research Associate


Maso H. Cotton is a Doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program and a Research Associate for the Belk Center. His current research is focused on the recruitment, retention, and policy impacts of student-athletes, especially those from historically marginalized populations and at minority-serving institutions. Before coming to North Carolina State University, Maso worked as an Academic Advisor at Virginia Commonwealth University and with various non-profit organizations.

Maso has a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia State University, where he pitched for the VSU Baseball team, and an MPA from Bowie State University. Outside of academia, Mr. Cotton is actively engaged in his fraternity, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated, and enjoys coaching and playing in adult baseball, basketball, and football leagues.