Josh Pretlow is working with Claflin University and Morgan State University. Dr. Pretlow earned a PhD in Higher Education with a minor in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia in 2011. As a graduate student and postdoctoral researcher, Josh worked for the National Center for Postsecondary Research, an IES funded center focused on rigorously measuring the effectiveness of programs designed to help students make the transition to college and master the basic skills needed to advance to a degree. His dissertation was an experimental evaluation of a Summer Bridge Program designed to help recent high school graduates successfully transition to community colleges. His current research continues to include the transition to higher education and includes a focus on dual enrollment and education policy. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Community College Leadership at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.