Constance Iloh
Published January 11, 2017
Updated September 21, 2021

Constance Iloh is an associate professor at Azusa Pacific University in the School of Behavioral and Applied Science and the Department of Higher Education. Her research focuses on educational inequities and opportunity; institutional and organizational culture; college access and choice; social context; and student experiences. explores the culture and business of postsecondary education and the consequences these infrastructures have on minoritized communities. She is known for the Iloh Model of College-Going Decisions and Trajectories.

Iloh investigates: power, information, and opportunity asymmetries that cultivate stratified postsecondary experiences;  the cultural logics of college student consumer behavior; and the possibilities of qualitative inquiry in the 21st century.

Iloh’s work has been cited in the Harvard Law Review and featured in Forbes, Politico, the Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR and other outlets. In 2016, she was featured on the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in 2016. She has been invited to share her expertise with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, the Community College League of California, the Institute of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Telemundo, NBC Universal and Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Campaign. She is currently a 2020-2021 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Postdoctoral Fellow.

Previously, Iloh was an assistant professor of higher education at the University of California, Irvine. She received a Ph.D in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s degree in business management from Wake Forest University.

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Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Educational inequities and opportunity; institutional and organizational culture; college access and choice, underserved students, for-profit colleges/universities

Location: Los Angeles, Calif.


Twitter: @ConstanceIloh

Phone: 240-461-3898

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