Jessica Ostrow Michel
Jessica Ostrow Michel is a doctoral candidate in the Higher and Postsecondary Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on assessment of postsecondary environmental and sustainability education, educational quality, and teaching and learning.
Her dissertation explores the amount and effectiveness of Education for Sustainability in an institution of higher education, and whether Education for Sustainability is related to students’ learning of sustainability knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.
Jessica has published in Research in Higher Education and Innovative Higher Education, and has presented at the annual conferences of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Previously, Jessica served as the Lead Research Assistant for the College Educational Research project, which aims to create comprehensive measures of educational quality across institutions that could contribute to public understanding of higher education quality. She has also taught research methods courses, and served as an Assistant Director of Institutional Research and an Academic Advisor.
Jessica holds a Master of Arts and Master of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.