University Profiles

Dr. Robert Kelchen

Robert Kelchen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education

Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy


Dr. Kelchen's research focuses on financial aid, accountability, and program evaluation in higher education.

Robert Kelchen's research interests include financial aid, college rankings, program evaluation, and higher education finance. His teaching interests include financial administration, research methods, institutional research and planning, and organization and governance. He has worked on numerous evaluations of financial aid policies and also compiles the annual college rankings for Washington Monthly magazine. His research is regularly presented at national conferences and has been covered by outlets such as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and MSNBC.


  • Ph.D., Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., Economics and Finance, Truman State University


Office Phone
(973) 761-9106


Office Location
Room 408
Jubilee Hall


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