Jeremy Wright-Kim

Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Peter Sammartino School of Education

Contact Information


  • Dissertation Seminar
  • Quantitative and Statistical Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Community Colleges in Higher Education


  • Critical policy analysis
  • Educational stratification
  • Higher education finance and resource allocation
  • Community college administration
  • Policy implementation
  • Mission differentiation
  • Equity and efficiency in higher education


  • BA, Ohio University
  • MA, Bowling Green State University
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Academic Profile

Informed by his experiences as a first-generation, low-income college student from rural Ohio, Dr. Wright-Kim employs a range of methodological approaches to identify and address the structural and institutional inequities that hinder American higher education from delivering on its promise of educational equity for all students. The core of Dr. Wright-Kim’s research centers community colleges as engines of opportunity and seeks to uplift the important work of “democracy’s college.” His work has appeared in multiple academic outlets, including Review of Higher Education, Education Policy, AERA Open, Education Policy Analysis Archives, and Journal of College Student Retention, as well various public-facing policy briefs and popular media pieces. A full CV and other information can be found at

Dr. Wright-Kim teaches and advises within the Ed.D. in Higher Education program. Both inside and outside of the classroom, he works with his students to build their skills as scholar-practitioners and identify how best to effect positive change within their personal and professional environments. Dr. Wright-Kim teaches a range of courses, including much of the methodological sequence for doctoral students.

Dr. Wright-Kim received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education where he served as a fellow at the Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (PennAHEAD). Prior to joining FDU, he served in a variety of academic and student affairs positions supporting minoritized, first-generation, low-income, non-traditional, and undocumented students across colleges and universities in the Chicagoland area.

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