Stavros Atsas is the Senior Program Manager for Equity Assessment, Research and Success for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. His primary responsibilities include assisting in developing equity-centered assessments, coordinating the DEI Index, conducting assessment and research focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and analyzing data to report on DEI outcomes.
His previous experience at Kent State University includes serving as a Graduation Planning System Analyst and as an Academic Advisor. Stavros also has experience as an Academic Affairs Manager at Case Western Reserve University and as an Academic Advisor at West Virginia University and the University of Akron.
Stavros is also a doctoral student in the Research, Measurement & Statistics program at Kent State University where he aims to develop expertise in research methodology and education policy, with a focus on public education. He recently published a book with Dr. Karen Kunz of West Virginia University, The Cost of Congress: What Americans Get for Their Money, where they conduct a comprehensive review of the costs of operating Congress, including the costs of producing legislation, committee and special investigations, committee assignments, staffing and facilities. He also published a policy review on the Affordable Care Act and equitable access to public health care in peer-reviewed journals.
Research Interests: policy analysis, social science research methodology, program evaluation, education policy, health policy and state and federal budget policy.
B.S. Biological Sciences, Youngstown State University, 2005, M.P.A. Public Administration, West Virginia University, 2012, M.A. Higher Education Administration, West Virginia University, 2015