Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D.

Audrey J. Jaeger, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and W. Dallas Herring Professor of Community College Education at NC State University. Examining relationships and experiences among faculty and students in postsecondary institutions, her research illuminates issues of transition, access, equity, climate, agency and community engagement. Her work advances equitable student success and institutional effectiveness by bringing actionable data to leaders and policymakers in North Carolina and beyond. In her 20+ years as a faculty member at NC State, Jaeger has embraced the College of Education’s historic mission to serve North Carolina’s community colleges.  To further these efforts, Jaeger secured $10.8 million from the John M. Belk Endowment and founded the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State in 2018.