College student success and completion; community colleges; higher education policy; advanced quantitative methods
Jonathan M. Turk is an adjunct faculty member in the Higher Education Program and the Associate Director for Research at the American Council on Education in Washington, DC. In this role, Dr. Turk conducts original research on a number topics including student success, higher education finance, postsecondary data policy, and higher education governance. Much of his work is focused on the unique contexts and contributions of our nation’s community colleges.
Turk, J. M., & Taylor, M. (2019). Institutional research in support of student success at our nation's most diverse and inclusive institutions. New Directions for Institutional Research, 2019(184), 75-90.
Turk, J. M. (2019). Estimating the impact of developmental education on associate degree completion: A dose-response approach. Research in Higher Education, 60(8), 1090-1112.
Turk, J. M. & González Canché, M. S. (2019). On-campus housing’s impact on degree completion and upward transfer in the community college sector: A comprehensive quasi-experimental analysis. The Journal of Higher Education, 90(2), 244-271.
Turk, J. M., Soler, M. C., & Vigil, D. (2020). College and university presidents respond to COVID-19: April 2020 survey. Washington, DC: American Council on Education.
Turk, J. M. (2019). A look at five key outcomes in early adulthood for associate degree earners. American Council on Education.
Espinosa, L. L., Turk, J. M., Taylor, M., & Chessman, H. M. (2019). Race and ethnicity in higher education: A status report. American Council on Education.
Turk, J. M. (2018). The impact of earning an associate degree prior to transfer on bachelor’s degree completion: A look at recent high school graduates. American Council on Education.
Gagliardi, J. S. & Turk, J. M. (2017). The data-enabled executive: Effectively harnessing analytics. American Council on Education.
Turk, J. M. (2017). Identifying the predictors of credential completion among beginning community college students. American Council on Education.
Espinosa, L. E., Turk, J. M., & Taylor, M. (2017). Pulling back the curtain: Enrollment and outcomes at minority serving institutions. American Council on Education.
Gagliardi, J. S., Espinosa, L. E., Turk, J. M., & Taylor, M. (2017). American college president study 2017. American Council on Education.
Turk, J. M. & Chen, W.-L. (2017). Improving the odds: An empirical look at the factors that influence upward transfer. American Council on Education.
Turk, J. M., Nellum, C. J., & Soares, L. (2015). State policy as a tool for postsecondary developmental education reform: A case study of Connecticut. American Council on Education.
HE 645: The Contemporary College Student
Ph.D., Higher Education, The Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia
M.S., Educational Research, Iowa State University
B.A., Political Science and Sociology, Iowa State University