Heather D. Wathington

Assistant Professor

Phone: 434-982-2715
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Olsson Hall 210
Department: Leadership, Foundations and Policy


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2004
  • M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • B.A., Wellesley College, 1992

Personal Statement

I am interested in issues of access, equity, and diversity in higher education. My research focuses on the academic achievement of low-income students and students of color in higher education, with a specific focus on understanding the educational contexts, levers, and practices that promote greater academic success for these students.

Research Interests

Access and equity in higher education; the attainment and achievement of students of color; the development and purpose of minority-serving institutions; developmental education; community college student success.