Elizabeth Jach

Elizabeth Jach

Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
School of Education
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PhD, Education and Human Resource Studies: Higher Education Leadership, Colorado State University
MA, Educational Policy and Leadership Studies: Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Iowa
BA, Psychology, Grinnell College

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Dr. Jach’s research examines factors facilitating better outcomes in higher education for its various constituents, including undergraduates, undocumented students, and postdoctoral scholars. With over 30 publications, Dr. Jach and various co-authors have demonstrated evidence for positive outcomes for undergraduates who participate in applied learning experiences, what factors have been associated with greater support of undocumented students, and what experiences matter for belonging among postdocs. Her work has been published in journals such as: Journal of College Student Development, Innovative Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development, Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, and Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. Most recently, Dr. Jach has been awarded a 2023-24 Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Fellowship with the Rockefeller Institute of Government and served as co-investigator on a project funded by an English Language Arts Teacher Educator (ELATE) Research Initiative Grant. Dr. Jach has ten years of professional experience in higher education administration, in areas including institutional research and effectiveness, human research protections, assessment of student learning, and student affairs. She has worked at various institutional types, including large research universities, a community college, and a liberal arts college.