Staff

AJAudrey J. Jaeger Ph.D.
Executive Director

Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger is the executive director of the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE). She is also a Professor of Higher Education and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education at NC State. Dr. Jaeger's research examines relationships and experiences among faculty and students that illuminate issues of transition, access, climate, agency, and civic and community engagement. Additionally, her research explores how various aspects of the environment, from labor market conditions to institutional policies, affect faculty and students. Prior to NC State, Dr. Jaeger worked in higher education administration at New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and Bucknell University (PA). She was also an adjunct professor at Baruch College (CUNY). Her professional experience includes both academic and student affairs positions. She received her Ph.D. from New York University.
Alyssa Head shotAlyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator - National Religious Diversity Study

Alyssa N. Rockenbach is an associate professor of higher education at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on the impact of college on students, with particular attention to spiritual development, religious and worldview diversity in colleges and universities, campus climate, community service engagement, and gendered dimensions of the college student experience. Her current work includes a grant-funded initiative, “Cooperation in a Pluralistic World: A National Study of College Students’ Engagement with Religious Diversity,” in partnership with Interfaith Youth Core and Dr. Matt Mayhew at New York University. In addition, she is co-authoring with colleagues the third edition of How College Affects Students. Dr. Rockenbach earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of California, Los Angeles and her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach.
Shauna M. Morin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, IDEALS

Shauna Morin recently earned her doctorate in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in Higher Education from North Carolina State University. Her research explores religion, spirituality, and worldview diversity among college students, culture and institutional identity at sectarian colleges and universities, and community engagement practices in higher education. Morin earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s degree from Penn State University.
02460c3Greg King, MS
Senior Researcher, PACE

Greg is a doctoral student in the Educational Research and Policy Analysis, Higher Education Administration program at North Carolina State University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Illinois University, and his Master of Science degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Colorado State University
Mian (Helen) Wu, MA
Research Assistant, IDEALS

Mian (Helen) Wu is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development program at North Carolina State University. She received her master’s degree in East Asian Studies at Duke, and worked one year as staff assistant to the Director of International Research at the Duke School of Nursing. Prior to coming to the U.S., she studied four years in international journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University. She values creativity through interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration, and is a music and dance lover.
Laura GarlandLaura A. Garland, M.Ed.
Researcher and Team Lead, Reports, PACE

Laura Garland is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, Higher Education program at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Muhlenberg College (PA) and her Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from Clemson University.
Jemilia S. Davis, M.Ed.
Researcher and Team Lead, Client Relations, PACE

Jemilia Davis is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, Higher Education program at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Miami (FL) and her Master of Education in College Student Affairs Administration from the University of Georgia.
Haruna Suzuki, MA
Researcher and Team Lead, Surveys, PACE

Haruna Suzuki is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, Higher Education program at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University and her Master of Arts in Cultural Geography from UNC Chapel Hill.
Grey Reavis
Researcher and Team Lead, Administration & Finance, PACE

Grey Reavis is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, Higher Education program at North Carolina State University. They received their Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in English from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and their Master of Education degree in Instructional Technology from North Carolina State University.
Kevin Singer
Researcher, IDEALS

Kevin Singer is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, Higher Education program at North Carolina State University. His research interests center on religion and spirituality in higher education. He received his bachelor of arts degree in communications from Northern Illinois University and two master's degrees in theology from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Wheaton College.
Lori E. Durako Fisher, MA
Researcher, IDEALS

Lori Durako Fisher is a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, Higher education program at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include the intersections of faith, spirituality, and activism on faith-based institutions, gender and leadership, and values development during the collegiate experience. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Purdue University and Master's of Arts degree in Leadership in Student Affairs from the University of Saint Thomas.