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Kelly Ochs Rosinger

Assistant Professor of Education, Penn State

Kelly Rosinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies and a research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Penn State University. She is also an affiliate at the Nudge Behavioral Solutions Lab at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the barriers students face going to and through college and the impact of policies and interventions designed to help students navigate the college-going process. She is a co-principal investigator on a large-scale outreach campaign that leverages insights from the behavioral sciences to help students apply for college and financial aid. Her work also examines how admissions and financial aid policies influence college access and success.

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


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    Assistant Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University