Kadian McIntosh

Executive Associate/Senior Research Associate/Project Manager

Dr. Kadian McIntosh is the Director of Research and Analytics at Arizona Medical Education Research Initiative (AMERI) and Assistant Research Professor in the Educational Policy Studies and Practice department at the University of Arizona. She works to improve medical education by working with Admissions, Diversity and Inclusion, Medical Student Education, Student Affairs, and other constituents to better understand access, experiences, and success for students, faculty, and staff.

Dr. McIntosh's experience in evaluation and assessment also comes from serving as a Media and Learning Design Evaluator, Program Assessment Coordinator, Data Analyst, and several research positions. She has also enjoyed working with faculty, staff, and students as a Team Development Facilitator, Senior Diversity Educator, Instructor, and many roles within Residence Life.

Her scholarly and practical interests include campus and classroom environments; organizational policies and practices; assessing teaching, learning, and student development; curriculum/instructional design, international education assessment, and improving access and success in higher education.

Kadian has a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University. She received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership as well as her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Honors from Florida International University.

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


Sesate, D. B., Milem, J. F., McIntosh, K. L., & Bryan, W. P. Coupling Admissions and Curricular Data to Predict Medical Student Outcomes. Research in Higher Education, 1-18.

Ro, H.K. & McIntosh, K.L. (forthcoming, 2016).  Constructing conducive environments for women of color in engineering undergraduate education. In U. Thomas & J. Drake (Eds.), Critical Research on Sexism and Racism in STEM Fields. UK: IGI Global

Sánchez, N. F., Rankin, S., Callahan, E., Ng, H., Holaday, L., McIntosh, K., & Sánchez, J. P.  (2015) LGBT Trainee and Health Professional Perspectives on Academic Careers—Facilitators and Challenges. LGBT Health.

Griffin, K. A., & McIntosh, K. L. (2015). Finding a Fit: Understanding Black Immigrant Students' Engagement in Campus Activities. Journal of College Student Development56(3), 243-260.

Cox, B. E., McIntosh, K. L., Reason, R. D., & Terenzini, P. T. (2014). Working with missing data in higher education research: A primer and real-world example. Review of Higher Education

Griffin, K., del Pilar, W., McIntosh, K., Griffin, A. (2012).  “Oh, of course I’m going to go to college”: Understanding the role and manifestation of habitus in the college choice process of Black immigrant college students. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Vol 5(2), 96-111. doi: 10.1037/a0028393

Cox, B. E., McIntosh, K. L., Reason, R. D., & Terenzini, P. T. (2011). A Culture of Teaching: Policy, Perception, and Practice in Higher Education. Research in Higher Education. doi: 10.1007/s11162-011-9223-6

Cox, B. E., McIntosh, K. L., Terenzini, P. T., Reason, R. D., Lutovsky Quaye, B. R. (2010). Pedagogical signals of faculty approachability: Factors shaping faculty-student interaction outside the classroom. Research in Higher Education, 51(8), 767-788. doi: 10.1007/s11162-010-9178-z.