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
Dr. Elizabeth Jach (she/her) studies undergraduate student experiences and outcomes using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches. Her research has examined undergraduate experiences such as applied learning, paid employment, and student-faculty interactions. In addition, her work has considered the experiences of undocumented students as well as attitudes toward undocumented students’ pursuit of higher education. Most recently, she has been investigating sense of belonging for groups ranging from postdoctoral fellows to students in teacher education preparation programs. Her research has appeared in journals such as Journal of College Student Development, Innovative Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, and Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Jach has ten years of professional experience in higher education administration, in areas including institutional 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.