Jillian Kinzie

Indiana University School of Education

Jillian Kinzie is associate director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the NSSE Institute at the Indiana University School of Education. She conducts research and leads project activities on the effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality and serves as senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project. Kinzie is co-author of Assessment in Student Affairs (2016), Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Student Success in College (2005/2010), and One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice (2008/2014). She is co-editor of New Directions in Higher Education and serves on the boards of the Washington Internship Institute and the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. She received the Robert J. Menges Honored Presentation Award by the Professional Organizational Development (POD) Network in 2005 and 2011. Previously, she served on the faculty of Indiana University and coordinated the master’s program in higher education and student affairs. She also held academic and student affairs positions at Miami University and Case Western Reserve University. Kinzie earned a BA in psychology with a concentration in health science and an MEd in postsecondary education and administration from Cleveland State University; she earned her PhD from Indiana University in higher education with a minor in women’s studies.