Short Biography

Dr. Conley joined the faculty of Ohio University in 2002.  She teaches courses on institutional research and assessment, management of higher education, and policy.  She specializes in quantitative applications for educational policy and research drawing upon her experience as an institutional researcher and consultant to the National Center for Education Statistics.  Her research interests focus on faculty retirement, part-time faculty, academic labor market and management issues. 

Some of her recent publications include Exploring faculty retirement issues in public 2–year institutions, Progress for women in academe, yet inequities persist: Evidence from NSOPF:99 (with Robert K. Toutkoushian), and New ways to phase into retirement: Options for faculty and institutions (a co-edited volume of New Directions for Higher Education with David W. Leslie). 

Dr. Conley teaches in two summer institutes: The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Foundations for the Practice of Institutional Research Institute and the AIR/NCES/NSF Summer Data Policy Institute.  Part of the curriculum for the institutes includes online applications for accessing national datasets including College Opportunities Online (COOL) , the Peer Analysis System and the Data Analysis System .

She holds a B.A. and a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Virginia.  Dr. Conley's Ph.D. is in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Higher Education and Student Affairs from Virginia Tech



Designed : B. A. Boateng
Maintained by: V. M. Conley

Last updated:
March 11, 2006