Higher Education Administration
Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
Office: 608B Allen Hall
Rodney P. Hughes is an assistant professor of higher education administration at West Virginia University. His areas of study include college access and affordability, labor economics, data use in education, and college and university governance. He has published articles in the Review of Higher Education (forthcoming) and the Journal of Education Finance and has presented papers at the annual meetings of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). His courses at West Virginia University for the 2016-17 academic year include Higher Education Administration, Higher Education Finance, Contemporary Issues in Higher Education, and Quantitative Data Management for Education. Hughes received a Ph.D. in Higher Education and an M.A. and B.S. in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University, and worked as research manager in the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University from 2013-2016.