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Rong Chen

Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy

Profile

Dr. Chen's research focuses on education policy, college access, educational equity, & international higher education.

Rong Chen teaches courses related to public policy in higher education, research design, statistical methods and survey analysis. Her major research interest areas focus on education policy, finance of higher education, college access, choice and degree attainment, educational equity and international higher education. Chen’s recent research projects include studies of the impact of federal financial aid and state finance on education opportunity, role of institutions in improving college student degree attainment, undergraduate debt burden and its impact on post-college outcomes and internationalization of the American faculty. She has published articles in Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education and Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research.

Chen earned her doctorate in higher education from the University of Michigan, and previously served as a faculty member at Beijing International Study University in China. Chen has received research grants from the American Educational Research Association (AERA)/Association for Institutional Research (AIR), and has been selected as a National Academy of Education (NAE)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow. She serves on the editorial board of Research in Higher Education.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2007
  • M.A., University of Michigan 2003

Academic Distinctions

Grants
  • Research Grant from American Educational Research Association (AERA)/ National Science Foundation (NSF)/ National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Co-PI: Peter R. Bahr. 2012-2014
  • National Academy of Education (NAE)/ Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011-2013
  • Summer Stipend and Research grant award, University Research Council (URC), Seton Hall University, 2011
  • Research Grant from the Association for Institutional Research (AIR)/ National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), 2010-2011
  • Summer Stipend and Research grant award, University Research Council, Seton Hall University, 2009
  • Dissertation Grant from American Educational Research Association (AERA)/ National Science Foundation (NSF)/ National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2005-2006
  • Dissertation Fellowship from the Association for Institutional Research (AIR)/ National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), 2005-2006
Awards
  • Researcher of the Year, Seton Hall University College of Education and Human Services, 2013
  • Provost’s Faculty Scholarship Award, Seton Hall University, 2010
  • Provost’s Faculty Scholarship Award, Seton Hall University, 2009
  • The Stanley E. and Ruth B. Dimond Best Dissertation Award, School of Education, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Barbour Scholar, University of Michigan, 2004-2005

Scholarship

Contact

Office Phone
(973) 275-2823

Email
rong.chen@shu.edu

Office Location
Room 421
Jubilee Hall

 
 

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