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Nathan R. Durdella is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Over the last decade, Durdella has served as a project evaluator on multiple federally funded projects, including two Title V projects and a Veterans FIPSE project, and currently serves as co-principal investigator and project evaluator for CSUN’s Title V/HSI-STEM project in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Durdella’s current research focuses on college impact and uses qualitative research methods to examine community college transfer students of color in STEM fields, female single parent students, and students who are former foster youth. Durdella completed his doctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles, where his dissertation examined the effectiveness of responsive evaluation theory in community college contexts. Durdella currently serves as an associate editor of New Directions for Community Colleges and has published work in Higher Education in Review, Journal of Studies in Education, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, and Journal of Applied Research in the Community College.