Gregory S. Kienzl

Gregory Kienzl is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hope Center for Community, College, and Justice. Prior to joining the Hope Center, Gregory worked as a Principal Strategist at ACT, Inc. where he conducted policy-orientated research on traditionally underserved populations and authored their postsecondary policy platform. Prior to ACT, he was the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Institute for Higher Education Policy in Washington, DC, and a visiting assistant professor in education policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has served on multiple Technical Review Panels for the National Center for Education Statistics and is especially proud of his work on expanding student pathways to and through higher education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Moravian College, a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Economics and Education from Columbia University. 

Gregory’s hope: To determine what works, bring smart and innovative ideas together, and be a synergic catalyst for change.