Christopher G. Takacs

Chris TakacsI am a higher education researcher and professional interested in student success, retention, outcomes, and assessment. I am co-author, with Daniel F. Chambliss, of a book entitled How College Works, which examines the pathways of one hundred college students over the course of eight years, during and beyond their time attending an elite liberal arts college.

I received my B.A. from Hamilton College in 2005, after which I worked as a Web Content Manager for the Social Science Research Council. I received my M.A. in Sociology from The University of Chicago in 2009. During my time at Chicago I worked at the American Journal of Sociology on both the book review and manuscript review boards. Most recently I worked as Associate Director for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Assessment Grant at Hamilton College. I recently published a paper titled "Becoming Interesting: Narrative Capital Development at Elite Colleges" in Qualitative Sociology, which can be found here.