Davis Jenkins
Senior Research Scholar

P-12 & Higher Ed

  • Academic counseling
  • College preparation
  • College readiness
  • Early college
  • Transition to adulthood
  • Workforce development
  • Career and technical education
  • Community colleges
  • Developmental education
  • Remediation

Davis Jenkins works with colleges and states across the country to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students, particularly students of color and those from low-income families. He coauthored Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success (Harvard University Press, 2015), which has helped to catalyze the national “guided pathways” reform movement. Jenkins is currently leading research on the implementation of pathways reforms and their effects on student outcomes and college performance in 120 colleges nationally. He is also leading research on improving bachelor’s outcomes for community college students and strengthening high school dual enrollment so it functions as an on-ramp to college. Recent publications from those lines of research include a report on transfer outcomes by institution and state and a report on college outcomes for students who take dual enrollment courses through community colleges while in high school.