Manuel S. González Canché holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education with cognates in Biostatistics and Economics. He joined the
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division as an associate professor in 2017 and serves as affiliated faculty with the
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division and the
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. His research follows two interconnected paths. The first concerns issues of access, persistence, and success, with an emphasis on institution effects--such as 2-year versus 4-year college and distance from home—on students’ outcomes. The second focuses on higher education finance, with emphases on spatial modeling and competition based on spatial proximity and spillover effects. Methodologically, González Canché employs econometric, quasi-experimental, spatial statistics, and visualization methods for big and geocoded data, including geographical information systems and network modeling.