Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES)

Audrey J. Jaeger

Inducted in

North Carolina State University

Professor of Higher Education
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Adult and Higher Education
Executive Director, National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE)

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Biographical Abstracts

Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger is a Professor of Higher Education and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor. She directs the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE), an organization focusing on campus climate survey administration. Jaeger's research examines relationships and experiences among faculty and students that illuminate issues of transition, access, climate, agency, and civic and community engagement. She served as a founding member of ACES. Dr. Jaeger co-edited a book that addressed the status of community engagement entitled Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions (2009). She serves as a Community Engaged Faculty Fellow at NC State and lead a FIPSE-funded community-engaged faculty development project called EDGES (Education and Discovery Grounded in Engaged Scholarship). Dr. Jaeger teaches courses in organizational theory, foundations of research and scholarship, governance of higher education, and student affairs.

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. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Baruch College (CUNY). She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from New York University.