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Jason Lee

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PhD, 2017

Jason C. Lee currently serves as a senior researcher at the American Institutes for Research. He previously was a senior policy analyst at SHEEO where he supported the association’s research enterprise.

Before starting his work with SHEEO, he served as the Lottery Scholarship & Financial Aid Research Director at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in Nashville. He also worked as a resident director at the University of Pittsburgh and as a high school English teacher in both Pennsylvania and Nevada.

Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Arts in student affairs in higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During his time at IUP, Lee worked in a variety of student service areas including: career services, academic advising and support, financial aid, and residence life. His current research interests include college student financial literacy, higher education finance, and the tripartite factors that affect postsecondary access and persistence: financial circumstances, academic preparation, and social-cultural influences. In line with these interests, Lee and his master’s thesis adviser, Dr. John Mueller, co-authored a manuscript entitled Student Loan Debt Literacy: A Comparison of First-generation and Continuing-generation College Students, which will be published by the Journal of College Student Development in 2014.

He is the 2016 recipient of the Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship.

News Featuring Jason Lee

Professor Erik Ness co-edited an in-depth look at the current state of research on education policymaking in Canada, the United States, and Western Europe.

Financing college in the United States is difficult to navigate, but the effects of the process on enrollment have rarely been quantified. IHE graduate Dr. Jason C. Lee and current doctoral student Alex Monday co-authored a research article that explores how…

IHE doctoral student Jason Lee is a UGA "Amazing Student."

Jason C. Lee, a graduate student and research assistant in the Institute of Higher Education, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Zell and Shirley Miller Fellowship, awarded annually to an IHE doctoral student of high promise.

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