Dr. Calderone studies postsecondary access and opportunity. Her research focuses on the impact of trust, risk, and stress on students’ and families’ college-going and retention/persistence decisions. This work includes research on the role of social and relational trust in the creation of postsecondary options for families, financial literacy as a tool for leveling the college-going playing field, as well as perceptions of risk and the related financial stressors associated with college affordability.
Areas of expertise:
College affordability, Social Trust, Financial Stress & Well-being, Financial Literacy
Dr. Calderone currently teaches for the statewide Educational Leadership program and WSU, Tri-Cities’ Principal Certification Program. Current and prior classes taught include:
- ED AD 591 Action Research
- ED AD 501 Philosophy of Education
- ED AD 507 Social Foundations of Education
- ED AD 509 Leading School Improvement
Calderone, S.M. & Fosnacht, K. (Eds) (Under Review). Sources of Stress and Forms of Coping on the Contemporary College Campus. Information Age Publishing.
Kruse, S.D., Rakha, S., & Calderone, S.M. (2018). Developing Cultural Competency in Higher Education: An Agenda for Practice. Teaching in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2017.1414790.
Fosnacht, K., & Calderone, S. M. (2017). Undergraduate Financial Stress, Financial Self-Efficacy, and Major Choice: A Multi-Institutional Study. Journal of Financial Therapy, 8 (1) 7.
Huerta, A.H, Calderone, S.M., and McDonough, P.M. (2017). School Discipline Policies and the Undermining of College Aspirations for Latino Male Students. In Policy Goes to School: Case Studies on the Possiblities and Limitations of Educational Innovation (Routledge Research in Educational Equality and Diversity), edited by Gilberto Q. Conchas & Michael Gottfried.
McDonough, P.M., Calderone, S.M., & Venegas, K.M. (2015). The Role of Social Trust in Low-Income Latino College Financing Decisions. Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies, 7(2), pp. 133-148.
McDonough, P.M & Calderone, S.M (2013). “College Admissions in the United States.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Education. Ed. Luanna Meyer. New York: Oxford University Press.
Institute for Higher Education Policy. (Spring 2010). Cost Perceptions and College Going for Low Income Students. Washington, D.C.: Shannon Calderone.
McDonough, P.M. & Calderone, S.M. (2006). The Meaning of Money: Perceptual Differences between College Counselors and Low-Income Families about College Costs and Financial Aid. American Behavioral Scientist, 49(12).
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (Higher Education & Organizational Change)
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles (Higher Education & Organizational Change)
B.A. Georgetown University (History)