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Kelly Rosinger

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PhD, 2015

Kelly Rosinger’s research examines barriers students face during the college-going process and the impact of policies and interventions designed to help students navigate this process.

Kelly is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State University and an affiliate with Nudge4 at the University of Virginia. Her work has been funded by the Jack Kent Cooke and Kresge foundations, and she was previously an Institute of Education Sciences’ postdoctoral fellow at UVA. Kelly’s publications include articles in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, The Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences. Her work has been cited by The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and others.

Kelly earned a PhD in higher education and master’s degree in public administration and policy, both from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from UNC-Chapel Hill. She was an assistant director of undergraduate admissions at UGA prior to beginning her doctoral work.

News Featuring Kelly Rosinger

By Mary Harrison

Kelly Rosinger (McBee PhD), Robert Kelchen, Mitchell Lingo, Dominique J. Baker, Justin Ortagus, and Jiayao Wu collaborated on a ground-breaking research study entitled, “A Typology and Landscape of State Funding for Public Colleges and…

Graduates of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education excel in many different areas of our field. Below are the alumnae that we are aware of who are currently teaching in higher education classrooms across the United States.

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Increasing campus diversity is a pressing issue in higher education, and many institutions are exploring many different solutions. In a recent Hechinger Report article by Jill Barshay, Dr. Kelly Rosinger (IHE PhD) discussed her research on…

Studies into higher education services and outcomes for the trans* community are emerging, but accessible and meaningful data is lacking.

Kelly Rosinger (PhD 2015) is part of a research team exploring the significance of the "race unknown" reporting category. "What do we know about 'race unknown' appears as a brief in Educational Researcher's June/July 2020 issue.

Kelly Rosinger (PhD 2015) is a co-author on the National Bureau of Economic Research's working paper "Nudging at Scale: Experimental Evidence from FAFSA Completion Campaigns." The research team tested the national scaleability of programs…

Kelly Rosinger (Ph.D. 2015) co-authored an article in Educational Researcher (volume 48, issue 5) on potential pitfalls of using Pell Grant eligibility to estimate income data in research. Rosinger and co-author, Karly S. Ford, acknowledge the…

Kelly Rosinger (PhD, 2015), Andrew Belasco (PhD, 2014) & James Hearn examine the relationship between adoption of universal and targeted no-loan policies and the economic diversity at elite colleges. Their paper, “A Boost for the Middle Class: An Evaluation…

Top row (l-r): Ginger Durham (Ed.D.); Jordan Davis (MEd); Drew Pearl (PhD); Michael Trivette (PhD)

Bottom row (l-r): Doug Chadwick (PhD); Kelly Rosinger (PhD); Rolf Brothen (MEd); Laura Dawson (MEd)

The Institute of Higher Education named two students, Lucia Brajkovic and Kelly Ochs Rosinger, as Zell and Shirley Miller Graduate Fellows for 2014-15. The annual award is given to students with outstanding scholarly potential, academic record and professional…

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