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Associate Professor of Higher Education, Seton Hall University

Robert Kelchen is an associate professor of higher education in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy at Seton Hall University. His research interests include higher education finance, accountability policies, and student financial aid. Kelchen is the author of Higher Education Accountability (Johns Hopkins University Press) and has recent articles published in Economics of Education Review, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and The Journal of Higher Education. He is frequently quoted in national and international media outlets and has been recognized as one of the most influential faculty members on social media by Education Week and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is also the data editor for Washington Monthly magazine’s annual college guide and rankings. Kelchen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Truman State University, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a PhD in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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    Assistant Professor of Higher Education, Seton Hall University