Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger is a Professor of Higher Education and Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor at NC State. She also directs the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE), an organization focusing on campus climate survey administration. By conducting research on leadership and institutional effectiveness using specialized surveys, NILIE assists institutions (primarily community colleges) in developing strategies that improve student success through collaborative leadership. In her research, Dr. Jaeger examines relationships and experiences among faculty and students that illuminate issues of transition, access, climate, agency, and civic and community engagement.
Dr. Jaeger received her Ph.D. from New York University. Currently, Dr. Jaeger leads Envisioning Excellence for Community College Leadership, a new initiative at NC State designed to enhance and expand NC State’s historic relationship with North Carolina’s community colleges.