Jacob Gross

Jacob Gross

Dr. Gross' curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • PhD, History, Philosophy and Policy Studies in Education, Indiana University, 2008
  • Post-Master's Certificate in Institutional Research, Indiana University, 2006
  • MPA, Policy Analysis, Indiana University, 2004
  • BA, Anthropology and Spanish, DePauw University, 2000

Teaching Areas

  • strategic planning
  • organizational and administration of higher education
  • diversity in higher education

Research Interests

Educational attainment of underrepresented groups; postsecondary access and student success; policy analysis; financial aid; interplay between state and institutional postsecondary policy; social theory

Honors & Awards

  • ASHE/Lumina Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Spencer Foundation/Indiana University Discipline-Based Scholarship in Education Associateship, August 2006 – May 2008
  • AIR/NCES Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2007-2008
  • AIR/NCES/NSF National Summer Data Policy Institute Fellow, June 2005
  • Poynter Center/NSF Graduate Research Ethics Education in Social Sciences Fellow, June 2005

Professional Memberships and Service

  • Secretary, Division J, Postsecondary Education, American Educational Research Association, Spring 2010-present
  • Executive Editor, Journal of Student Financial Aid, July 2011-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2008-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Association for Institutional Research Professional Files, May 2008-present
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • Association for Institutional Research

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Gross, J. P. K. (2011). Promoting or perturbing success: The effects of aid on timing to Latino students' first departure from college. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, XX(X), 1-14.
  • Torres, V., Gross, J. P. K., & Dadashova, A. (2010). Traditional-age students becoming at-risk: Does working threaten college students' academic success? Journal of College Student Retention, 12(1), 51-68.
  • Gross, J. P. K., Cekic, O., Hossler, D., & Hillman, N. (2009). What matters in student loan default: A review of the research literature. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 39(1).
  • Gross, J. P. K., Bell, A. D., Anderson, R., Noland, B., & Walthers, K. (2010). R-squared what? Translating data and research to support retention and completion initiatives. Workshop presented at the Southern Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans.
  • Gross, J. P. K., Dadashova, A., Moore, J., & Ziskin, M. (2010). Ignoring it doesn't make it go away: Addressing missing data in institutional research. Workshop presented at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Chicago, IL.