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Jonathan Turk

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PhD, 2016

Jonathan M. Turk is an assistant professor of higher education at Saint Louis University.

Previously, Turk has served as the associate director of the Center for Policy Research and Strategy for the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. The Center conducts research and convenes researchers and policymakers to study issues of interest to ACE members, the media, and the higher education community.

He also has been ACE's lead quantitative researcher and was responsible for managing research projects, authoring research papers and briefs, providing policy analysis and research support for ACE’s Division of Government and Public Affairs, and advising the U.S. Department of Education on postsecondary data collection efforts. 

Turk’s own research investigates issues within higher education from sociological, political, and economic perspectives. Specifically, his research examines college student outcomes, the intersections of public policy and student success and completion, and institutional change. Turk holds a PhD in higher education from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. He also holds an MS in educational research and a BA in political science and sociology from Iowa State University.

News Featuring Jonathan Turk

Jon Turk recently rejoined ACENet's podcast DotEDU as a guest in the "What Covid-19 Has Taught Higher Education Leaders" episode (June 17, 2021).

Jonathan Turk (PhD) starts a new position as assistant professor of higher education in the School of Education at Saint Louis University in August 2021.

He will teach research methods courses in the school's graduate program. Turk also will pursue his…

IHE Alumnus Jonathan Turk was part of a team at ACE that recently launched a microsite and a seminal research report on race and ethnicity in higher education,

Jonathan Turk (Ph.D. 2016) published an article in Research in Higher Education, entitled "Estimating the Impact of Developmental Education on Associate Degree Completion: A Dose–Response Approach.”

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