Rong Chen.

 

Rong Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Education Leadership Management and Policy

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Rong Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Education Leadership Management and Policy

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.