Jason Lee

Senior Policy Analyst

Jason Lee joined SHEEO in August 2019. He currently serves as a senior policy analyst, working out of SHEEO’s Boulder office, where he supports the association’s research enterprise. His prior research focuses on evaluating federal, state, and institution-level policies and programs to determine where in the postsecondary pipeline students struggle to succeed. This work has been published in a number of outlets including the Journal of Higher Education, the Journal of Human Resources, and the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Dr. Lee has over 10 years of experience working in education, including time spent as a K-12 teacher, working as a campus administrator in a variety of settings, and, finally, working as a quantitative researcher for two state higher education agencies in Tennessee. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, his master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University.

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New SHEEO White Paper: State Agencies and Systems of Higher Education Leading for Equity

by Annahita Jimmerson

Written by, Denise Pearson, Jason Lee, and Brandon Bishop Leaders of state agencies and systems of higher education (SHEEOs) are in unique positions to expand higher education’s positive impact on the human condition through an intentional and systematic focus on educational equity. The opportunities and challenges are noteworthy, and the authors of this paper sought to identify these. It is also the goal of this paper to provide SHEEOs and…

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SHEEO and National Student Clearinghouse Research Center to Quantify Impact of College Closure on Student Persistence and Completion

by Annahita Jimmerson

The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, with generous funding provided by Arnold Ventures, are undertaking a new multiyear research endeavor to quantify the impacts of college closure on student persistence and completion. According to a recent analysis by the Chronicle of Higher Education, even before the pandemic, over the previous five years, an average of 20 campuses closed each month, leaving…

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