The Ph.D. in Higher Education prepares higher education researchers who will take their scholarship, knowledge, and research skills into a range of higher education settings such as universities and colleges, state or federal governing and coordinating boards, independent research and policy organizations, and foundations. They are expected to provide leadership, insight, and expertise in the institutional or related higher education settings in which they work and go on to influence educational practice in the United States and abroad through original research efforts. If you are interested in applying or would like more detailed information about the Ph.D. in Higher Education, please explore the Ph.D. in Higher Education page.
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Ebelia Hernández, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, GSE; Graduate Program Director, Ph.D. in Higher Education. Ph.D., Indiana.
Stephanie Brescia, Assistant Professor of Practice, GSE. Ph.D., Rutgers
Clark A. Chinn, Professor of Educational Psychology, GSE. Ph.D., Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Cara Cuite, Assistant Extension Specialist in Human Ecology, SEBS. Ph.D., Rutgers
Adrienne E. Eaton, Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, SMLR. Ph.D., Wisconsin
Nichole M. Garcia, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, GSE. Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Marybeth Gasman, Distinguished Professor and Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education, GSE. Ph.D., Indiana
Gary A. Gigliotti, Professor of Economics, SAS; Special Advisor Regarding Academic Assessment, Center for Teaching Advancement an Assessment Research. Ph.D., Columbia
Benjamin Justice, Professor of Educational Theory, Policy and Administration, GSE. Ph.D., Stanford
Susan E. Lawrence, Professor of Political Science, SAS; Vice Dean, Office of Undergraduate Education. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins
Barbara A. Lee, Distinguished Professor of Human Resource Management, SMLR. Ph.D., Ohio State, J.D., Georgetown
Beth L. Leech, Professor of Political Science, SAS. Ph.D., Texas A&M
Angela M. O’Donnell, Professor of Educational Psychology, GSE. Ph.D., Texas Christian
Brent D. Ruben, Distinguished Professor of Communication, SC&I; Advisor for Strategy and Planning in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Senior University Fellow, Executive Director of the Center for Organizational Development and Leadership. Ph.D., Iowa
Beth C. Rubin, Professor of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration, GSE. Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Jorge Reina Schement, Distinguished Professor, SC&I. Ph.D., Stanford.
Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, SMLR. Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Susan J. Schurman, Distinguished Professor of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, SMLR. Ph.D., Michigan
Hana R. Shepherd, Associate Professor of Sociology, SAS. Ph.D., Princeton
Saundra M. Tomlinson-Clarke, Professor of Educational Psychology, GSE; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Office of the Chancellor-Provost. Ph.D., Florida State
Carl E. Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Ph.D., Ohio State
Associate Members of the Program Faculty
Barbara Bender, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Support and Graduate Student Success, School of Graduate Studies. Ed.D., Teachers’ College, Columbia
Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff to the President. Ph.D., Stanford
Joan Collier, Director of Institutional Equity and Strategy Initiatives, Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement. Ph.D., Georgia
Monica Devanas, Director of Faculty Development and Assessment Programs, Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research. Ph.D., Rutgers
Ralph A. Gigliotti, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Programs, Office of University Strategy; Director, Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership. Ph.D., Rutgers
Sanford M. Jaffee, Faculty Fellow (retired), Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. L.L.B., Harvard Law School
Michael Klein, Rockefeller Institute Fellow. Ph.D., New York University
Lawrence Nespoli, President (retired), New Jersey Council of County Colleges. D.Ed., Pennsylvania State
Karen R. Stubaus, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration. Ph.D., Rutgers
Michelle Van Noy, Associate Director and Assistant Research Professor of Education and Employment Research Center, SMLR. Ph.D., Columbia
Dayna S. Weintraub, Director of Research and Assessment, Ph.D., California (Los Angeles)
Affiliate Members of the Program Faculty
Linda Stamato, Faculty Fellow Emeritus, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. M.A., Rutgers