Robert Kelchen
Assistant Professor

Higher Ed

  • Accountability
  • Costs
  • Data and statistics
  • Economy and college
  • Finance and funding
  • Financial aid
  • Research and methodology
  • Value of college

Robert Kelchen is an assistant professor of higher education in the department of education leadership, management and policy at Seton Hall University. His research interests include higher education finance, student financial aid and accountability policies. His recent published works include articles in The Journal of Higher Education, The Journal of Education Finance, and the Journal of Student Financial Aid. His work as a methodologist for Washington Monthly magazine’s annual college rankings won an award for best data journalism from the Education Writers Association. He is frequently quoted in the media, including The Washington Post, NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Politico. He has also appeared on the Marketplace radio program, KABC radio and MSNBC. Kelchen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Truman State University, as well as a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in educational policy studies, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.