Tiffany Jones
Program Director for Higher Education Research and Policy

Higher Ed

  • College completion
  • Data and accountability
  • Developmental education
  • HBCUs
  • Higher education finance and operations
  • Minority students
  • Race and diversity
  • State policy

Tiffany Jones is the program director for higher education research and policy at the Southern Education Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, Jones was a dean’s fellow at the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California. She has published book chapters, scholarly articles and policy reports that have focused on the ways that policies and practice facilitate college access and success for students of color. She also has specific interests in higher education accountability and assessment, developmental education, institutional effectiveness, and data use at minority-serving institutions. Prior to the Center for Urban Education, Jones worked with the Pullias Center for Higher Education, with pre-college programs, and also served as an intern for the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies from Central Michigan University, a master’s in higher education administration from the University of Maryland, College Park and a doctorate from the University of Southern California.