Paul Rubin earned his Bachelor of Arts in communication and political science from Boston College and his Master of Science in Education in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program at the Institute of Higher Education, Paul was a research analyst for Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates – an executive search firm focusing on upper-level administrative searches in the education and nonprofit sectors – and previously worked in admissions and financial aid at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Arcadia University. His research interests focus on how factors of organization and governance affect the policy process at the state- and university-level. Paul serves as the project manager and lead graduate student researcher for Erik Ness and Jim Hearn’s W.T. Grant Foundation project investigating the role of intermediary organizations in the research utilization process around state-level college completion policies.