Kai Zhao

Visiting Research Faculty

Kai Zhao is a visiting research faculty member at the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) within Florida State University. His research interests broadly focus on two areas: (1) higher education policy, particularly policies related to college access and success; and (2) internatinalization of higher education, with an emphasis on the global mobility of students and scholars. Dr. Zhao currently works with the CPS quantitative team on a project aimed at evaluating a recent developmental education reform in Florida.

Before joining the CPS, he earned his Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University in 2019. Dr. Zhao’s research has been published in Higher Education and Studies in Higher Education.