Staci Gusakova


Staci Gusakova

Ithaka S+R

Staci Gusakova is former Ithaka S+R intern who researched institutional borrowing alongside James Ward. Currently, Staci works as a User Experience Research Associate at Google and conducts mixed methods research to make Google Search Ads more useful and trustworthy. Staci holds a PhD from the University of Michigan in Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies. During her PhD, she researched what factors help people maintain high quality relationships over time, with a specific focus on issues that disproportionately affect gender, racial, and sexual minorities.


August 2022
Although debt is an important tool institutions use to meet strategic goals, many higher education stakeholders have only a limited understanding of the process of institutional borrowing.