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, and 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.

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:57pm

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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 2:08pm

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 designed to remind students t

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 5:04pm

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.

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:36pm

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.

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 2:41pm

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)