Associate Director of Center of Postsecondary Research and NSSE Institute
National Survey of Student Engagement
Jillian Kinzie is Associate Director of the NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice and the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. Kinzie coordinates research and project activities to facilitate the use of student engagement data and promote educational effectiveness. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in Women's Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Prior to this, she held a visiting faculty appointment in the Higher Education and Student Affairs department at Indiana University, and worked as an administrator in academic and student affairs for many years at several institutions. In 2001, she was awarded a Student Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty at Indiana University. Kinzie has co-authored a monograph on theories of teaching and learning, and a Lumina Foundation monograph Continuity and Change in College Choice: National Policy, Institutional Practices and Student Decision Making, and has conducted research on women in undergraduate science, retention of underrepresented students and educational effectiveness and institutional change. She is co-author of Student Success in College: Creating Conditions that Matter (Jossey-Bass, 2005); One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice (Routledge, 2006), and Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations (Jossey Bass, 2007).