Faculty profile: Kelly Rosinger

March 02, 2021

Name: Kelly Rosinger

Title: Assistant Professor of Education and Research Associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education

Department: Education Policy Studies

Phone: 814-865-9754

Email: kor1@psu.edu

Office address: 405C Rackley Building

Directory entry: https://ed.psu.edu/directory/kor1

Rosinger’s research examines the barriers students face going to and through college and how postsecondary policies shape educational outcomes, particularly among racially minoritized and low-income students. Her current work considers the role of policy design in reducing (or exacerbating) racial and economic disparities in educational outcomes and how policies can be designed with equity in mind. She is a co-founder of InformEd States, a multi-institutional research team that aims to inform policymakers regarding how to design equitable and effective state higher education funding policies.

Rosinger has published research in Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, AERA Open, Review of Research in Education, Education Finance and Policy, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Review of Higher Education and The Journal of Higher Education, among other journals. Her work has been highlighted by media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. Her research has been funded by organizations such as the William T. Grant Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Arnold Ventures and the Joyce Foundation.

Rosinger was an Institute of Education Sciences’ postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. She earned a doctorate in higher education and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Georgia, and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked as an assistant director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Georgia.



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Last Updated March 10, 2021