Amanda Nix

Research Faculty

Dr. Amanda N. Nix is a Research Faculty with the Center for Postsecondary Success. Her current research focuses on two curricular reforms at work in the Florida College System—math pathways and SB 1720—and the consequences of each, particularly for advisors, faculty, and certain student groups. She earned her doctorate in Sociology from Florida State University in 2018. She also holds a B.A. in Sociology (2009) and an M.B.A. (2012), both from Stetson University. During her time as a graduate student, Dr. Nix was awarded both a Florida State University Legacy Fellowship and the 2017-2018 DeVoe L. Moore Dissertation Fellowship. Her previous professional experiences include: teaching undergraduate Sociology courses (including the Sociology of Education); conducting research related to educational policy reform; administering a scholarship program for low-income and first generation college students; and coordinating a state-wide, service-learning initiative with Florida Campus Compact. She has presented her work at state, national, and international conferences and has also co-authored several articles published in the following journals: Social Problems, Stress and Health, the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Rural Sociology and Community College Review.