Davis Jenkins

Davis JenkinsDavis Jenkins is a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. He works with colleges and states across the country to find ways to improve educational and employment outcomes for students, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Together with Thomas Bailey and Shanna Jaggars, he is the author of Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success (Harvard University Press, 2015), which is based on CCRC’s research on strategies for improving student completion and learning. He is currently leading research projects on improving the effectiveness of two- and four-year institutions in enabling community college transfer students to earn college degrees and on identifying strategies for helping students enter a program of study suited to their interests and aspirations. Dr. Jenkins leads CAPSEE’s state relationships and partnerships work and contributes to CAPSEE’s labor market activities.


Plenary Session and Lunch: Are Colleges Guiding Students to Choose Valuable Programs and Pathways?
Friday, April 7, 12:30–2:00 PM

Breakout 3A: Helping Community College Students Invest in a Bachelor’s Degree
Friday, April 7, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM