Peter Riley Bahr

Associate Professor

Contact

734-647-1652

Location

2007 SEB
610 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1259

In his research, Peter Bahr seeks to deconstruct students' pathways into, through, and out of community colleges and into the workforce or on to four-year postsecondary institutions. His latest work is focused particularly on students' course-taking and enrollment patterns in the community college and their subsequent labor market outcomes, such as employment and earnings, as well as the impact of students' varied patterns of course-taking and enrollment on the assessment of community college performance.

He also recently was awarded a research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to study older learners in Ohio’s community colleges with colleagues at the Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University. In a separate line of inquiry, he is investigating students' navigation of the STEM transfer curriculum in community colleges, with the objective of strengthening the pipeline of students into STEM baccalaureate programs. Bahr joined the faculty of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan in 2009. He previously held a faculty appointment in the Department of Sociology at Wayne State University (2004-2009), a research appointment in the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges (2001-2003), and a research appointment in the California Department of Education (2000-2001). He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California-Davis.

 

Selected Publications

Bahr, P. R., McNaughtan, J., & Jackson, G. (under review). Research in Higher Education.
 

Bahr, P. R. Boeck, C., & Cummins, P. (under review). Higher Education: Handbook of Theory & Research.

"Strategies employed by Ohio community colleges to improve labor market outcomes for older students."

Dikhtyar, O., Cummins, P. A., McGrew, K., & Bahr, P. R. (under review). Strategies employed by Ohio community colleges to improve labor market outcomes for older students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
 

Bahr, P. R., Fagioli, L. P., Hetts, J., Hayward, C., Willett, T., Lamoree, D., Newell, M. A., Sorey, K., & Baker, R. B. (2019). Community College Review, 47(2), 178-211.
 

Bahr, P. R. (2019).  Journal of Higher Education, 90, 210-243.
 

Cummins, P., Brown, J., Bahr, P. R., & Mehri, N. (2018). Adult Learning, 30, 23-33.
 

Bahr, P. R., McNaughtan, J., Jackson, G., Oster, M., & Gross, J. (2017). Journal of Higher Education, 88, 430-478.

Bahr, P. R. (2017). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan.

Bahr, P. R. (2016). New York: Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, Teachers College, Columbia University.
 

Bahr, P. R., Dynarski, S., Jacob, B., Kreisman, D., Sosa, A., & Wiederspan, M. (2015). New York, New York: Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, Teachers College, Columbia University.
 

Bahr, P. R., Gross, J. L., Slay, K. E., & Christensen, R. D. (2015). Educational Policy, 29, 342-374.

Bahr, P. R. (2014). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan.

"Bahr, P. R. (2013). Research in Higher Education, 54, 433-460."

"Bahr, P. R., Toth, C., Thirolf, K., & Massé, J. C. (2013). Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, 28, 459-511."
 

Booth, K., & Bahr, P. R. (2013). Oakland, California: LearningWorks.

Bahr, P. R. (2013). Stanford, California: Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University.

Bahr, P. R. (2012). Research in Higher Education, 53, 94-121.

Bahr, P. R., & Booth, K. (2012). Berkeley, California: Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges.

Bahr, P. R., Booth, K., & Willett, T. (2012). Berkeley, California: Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges.

Bahr, P. R., Massé, J. C., Christensen, R., Griffiths, B., Toth, C., Thirolf, K., Nellum, C. J., Bergom, I., & Lee, M. (2012). Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan.

Bahr, P. R. (2011). New Directions for Institutional Research, S1, 33-48.
 

Bahr, P. R., Bielby, R., & House, E. (2011). New Directions for Institutional Research, S1, 67-81.
 

Bahr, P. R. (2010). Journal of College Student Retention, 12, 25-49.
 

Bahr, P. R. (2010). Journal of Higher Education, 81, 209-237.
 

Perry, M., Bahr, P. R., Rosin, M., & Woodward, K. M. (2010). Mountain View, California: EdSource.

Bahr, P. R. (2009). Community College Review, 36, 271-298.

"Too much of a good thing: Fatal attraction in intimate relationships."

Felmlee, D. H., Flynn, H. K., & Bahr, P. R. (2008). Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 36, 3-14.
 

Bahr, P. R. (2008). Research in Higher Education, 49, 420-450. [Reprinted in E. M. Zamani-Gallaher, J. Lester, D. D. Bragg, & L. S. Hagedorn (Eds.). ASHE reader on community colleges, 4th edition. (2014; pp. 625-652). Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Publications.]
 

Bahr, P. R. (2007). Sociology of Health & Illness, 29, 831-856. [Reprinted in W. Ahmad & H. Bradby (Eds.) (2008, pp. 35-59). Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing.]
 

Bahr, P. R. (2007). Research in Higher Education, 48, 695-725.
 

Bahr, P. R., Hom, W., & Perry, P. (2005). Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 13, 73-87.
 

Bahr, P. R., Hom, W., & Perry, P. (2004). Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 12, 7-16.