Larisa Hussak is a Senior Director of Research, overseeing the Blueprint for Growth initiative as well as the firm's community college practice. She has lead research on institutional strategy, domestic and international enrollment markets, and resilient leadership.
Before joining EAB, Larisa spent nine years in higher education as a student, instructor and research scientist, investigating the development of sociopolitical attitudes and behavior across the lifespan.
Larisa earned her doctorate and master’s degree in developmental psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received a B.A. with honors in psychology from the University of Chicago.
Research and Insights
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