Rodney P. Hughes is an assistant professor of higher education administration at West Virginia University. His areas of study include college access and affordability, data use in education, and college and university governance. He has published articles in the Review of Higher Education (forthcoming) and the Journal of Education Finance and has presented papers at the annual meetings of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). From 2008-2011, Hughes served as student member of the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University and served as chair of the Committee on Campus Environment for 2010-2011. Hughes received a Ph.D. in Higher Education and an M.A. and B.S. in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University and worked as research manager in the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University from 2013-2016.