July at the Career Center: Higher Education Reform

AmericanEnterpriseInstituteResearch Fellow, Higher Education Reform: The American Enterprise Institute, a leading nonprofit public policy research organization, seeks a full-time research fellow to work in the area of education policy. The primary responsibility of this position is to autonomously manage and execute research projects on a variety of topics in postsecondary education, including: access and affordability; student success; financial aid reform; productivity, innovation and entrepreneurship; transparency and accountability; and career and technical education. Tasks also include writing, editing, conference planning, and public speaking.  This position requires excellent research, data analysis, and writing skills. Demonstrated experience in education policy research is necessary.

The research fellow will work closely with the resident scholar in higher education policy on a number of research projects, including an annual, data-driven report on pressing higher education issues. The fellow will also be expected to conduct and publish independent scholarly research, policy briefs, and short-form commentary (op-eds, blogs) as it contributes to AEI’s mission to inform current debates.  (Deadline: Tuesday, July 29)


Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.