Meet the Director
Justin Ortagus, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Higher Education Administration & Policy
Justin C. Ortagus is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration & Policy and Director of the Institute of Higher Education. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Florida, Dr. Ortagus obtained his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University. His research typically examines the impact of online education, community colleges, and state policies on the opportunities and outcomes of underserved students. His recent work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation and published in such venues as the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, the Journal of Higher Education, and Research in Higher Education.