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Amanda Janice Roberson

Director of Research and Policy

Amanda Janice Roberson is the Director of Research and Policy at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). In this role, she manages research, policy, and advocacy projects for the research team, centering on postsecondary data, metrics, and infrastructure, college affordability, and value. She is an active member of the Association for Institutional Research and enjoys engaging with members of the postsecondary data community. Before joining IHEP, Amanda served as the assistant director for the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria, managing the scholarship program, guiding students through college financial aid processes, and tracking outcomes of program participants This position sparked an interest in and passion for college access and success for students from low-income backgrounds and underserved students.

Amanda earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University, with a focus on nonprofit management and economic development. She previously graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Having worked previously with students, Amanda can see the real impact that policy change has on their lives. She works to ensure that Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and AAPI students and students from low-income backgrounds have the opportunity to realize the full benefit of postsecondary education, including the positive change for their families and communities. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her four cats, doing yoga, cross-stitching, and spending time with her husband and family.