Author Profile

Andrew Kelly | Director of the Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute

Current Position and Past Experience
Andrew Kelly is the Director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute, where he also serves as a resident scholar in education policy studies. Previously, he was a research assistant at AEI, where his work focused on the preparation of school leaders, collective bargaining in public schools, and the politics of education.

He is co-editor of Getting to Graduation: The Completion Agenda in Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012), Carrots, Sticks, and the Bully Pulpit: Lessons from A Half-Century of Federal Efforts to Improve America's Schools (Harvard Education Press, 2011) and Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation (Harvard Education Press, 2011).

His research has appeared in the American Journal of Education, Teachers College Record, Educational Policy, Policy Studies Journal, and Education Next, as well as popular outlets such as Education Week, Inside Higher Education, Forbes, The Atlantic, National Affairs, The Weekly Standard, and The Huffington Post.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Kelly earned his AB in History from Dartmouth College and his MA in Political Science from UC Berkeley.

In 2011, Kelly was named one of 16 "Next Generation Leaders" in education policy by the "Policy Notebook" blog on Education Week.