Kelly Vosters joins the Belk College of Business as an assistant professor after receiving her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2016. Her research interests lie in the areas of labor economics, applied econometrics and the economics of education. One of the specific focuses of Dr. Vosters’ current research is intergenerational mobility, examining the extent to which economic status is passed on from one generation to the next. Using a methodological approach that considers the transmission of a more general underlying socioeconomic status, these papers test recent hypotheses proposed in the literature. Her other current research is focused in the economics of education, and includes several ongoing projects that assess the performance of value-added models and other test score based teacher evaluation methods.