Emeritus Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
DON HOSSLER is an emeritus professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). He is also contracted to serve as Senior Scholar at the USC Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. Hossler has also served as vice chancellor for student enrollment services, executive associate dean of the School of Education, and the executive director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Hossler’s areas of specialization include college choice, student persistence, student financial aid policy, and enrollment management.
He has authored or co-authored 23 books and scholarly reports, more than 100 articles and book chapters, and about 200 paper presentations and invited lectures. His research program has attracted support from such organizations as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, Spencer Foundation, and the College Board. He has consulted with more than 50 colleges, universities, and educational organizations including the College Board, Educational Testing Services, the University of Cincinnati, and the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the University of Missouri, Colorado State University, the University of Alabama, the State of Maryland, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He has lived in Russia and has conducted research in postsecondary education there and also in China.
Hossler has received career achievement awards for his research, scholarship, and service from the American College Personnel Association, the Association for Institutional Research, the College Board, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He recently received the Sonneborn Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching from IUB and was named a Provost Professor.