Robert Kelchen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Department of Education Leadership Management and Policy

Robert Kelchen's research interests focus on higher education finance and accountability policies, including areas such as student financial aid, college rankings, and program evaluation. His teaching interests include education finance, research methods, institutional research and planning, and organization and governance. His first book, Higher Education Accountability, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2018. He has articles recently published or forthcoming in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, The Journal of Higher Education, and The Review of Higher Education. He is frequently quoted in the media, including The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, and Politico. Selected as one of the 15 most indispensable academics on Twitter by The Chronicle of Higher Education, he was ranked #54 in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings of education faculty who are influential in policy discussions, and was the top-ranked assistant professor on the list.

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