Jonathan S. Gagliardi


Jonathan S. Gagliardi is the Assistant Vice President for Analytics, Policy, and Strategy, Lehman College, The City University of New York. He previously served as the Associate Director for the American Council on Education Center for Policy Research and Strategy, and as a Visiting Fellow for the Rockefeller Institute of Government. Prior to that, Jonathan was a Chancellor’s Fellow of the State University of New York System and the Deputy Director of the National Association of System Heads. In these roles Dr. Gagliardi helped create and implement national completion initiatives aimed at scaling out evidence-based practices that promote student success. Jonathan was a co-principal investigator for the multi-year research project, Meeting Demands for Improvements in Public System Institutional Research, which focused on examining and transforming the IR function.

Dr. Gagliardi previously served the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education on matters related to research, economic, and community development, efficiency and innovation, and data governance and stewardship. He is recognized for his expertise in innovation and entrepreneurship, serving as an Advisory Board member for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity, and for the Center for Leadership and Service at the University at Albany. Dr. Gagliardi holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy and Leadership, M.S. (Higher Education Policy and Leadership) and B.A. (history and sociology) from the University at Albany. Jonathan’s research has focused on innovation, organizational transformation, the intersection of higher education and the workforce, and student success.

Author's Books

The Analytics Revolution in Higher Education

Big Data, Organizational Learning, and Student Success


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