Senior Director of Research
Jonathan serves as the Senior Director of Research. In this role, he investigates questions related to college affordability, financial aid, economic mobility, college access, and student success. Jonathan earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Boston College and a Master of Science in Education from Northwestern University. He has published articles in Journal of College Student Development, Journal of College Access, Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, New Directions for Student Leadership, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, along with several book chapters. He also reviews manuscripts as an editorial board member for Journal of First-generation Student Success. Prior to uAspire, Jonathan worked in a variety of administrative roles within academic affairs and student affairs at universities in Chicago and Boston.
I believe that higher education is both a public and a private good. As students and families bear an increasing share of the costs of college, they need experienced guides to ensure that post-secondary opportunities remain both attainable and affordable. Effective advising was pivotal for me in accessing and completing a bachelor’s degree with manageable debt, and I aim in my work to provide this support for today’s college students.