Jennifer Delaney

Jennifer Delaney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Jennifer A. Delaney is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC) in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership. She has been director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education since 2016. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Government and Public Affairs. In 2014, she served as a faculty fellow with the Illinois Board of Higher Education. From 2011-2014 she served as chair of the Council for Public Policy in Higher Education with the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Previously Dr. Delaney was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a policy analyst with the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and the assistant staff director for research with the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Her research focuses on higher education policy with an emphasis on finance. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Stanford University, an Ed.M. in higher education from Harvard University, and a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.