Jason DeRousie is currently the Assistant Director of Assessment in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs at North Carolina State University. In that position, he works with co-curricular units on assessment, research, and evaluation, supports surveys and other data collection efforts for the division, and provides professional development and support for faculty, students and staff across the university. Jason also has a background in postsecondary education policy and college completion, having worked at the James B. Hunt, Jr., Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy on a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded project. Prior to joining the Hunt Institute, Jason was an academic counselor and coordinator of admissions and special projects for undergraduate programs in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. There, he spearheaded recruitment and admissions efforts for the college and worked with students on fulfilling academic requirements and making progress towards graduation.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Jason holds a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College. He is also currently a Ph.D. student in higher education at Penn State University and is completing his dissertation on the diffusion of innovation between institutions of higher education. Jason’s research interests focus on higher education policy, access and equity issues, and academic and financial supports that encourage degree completion. He currently resides in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and three daughters.