Assistant Professor, Education, Health & Behavior
- Higher Education Economics and Finance, Higher Education Policy, Applied Econometrics
HE 501: Introduction to Higher Education Administration
HE 513: College Students and the Law
HE 532: Principles and Practices in Higher Education
HE 549: Dissertation Orientation
HE 570: Higher Education Law
HE 576: Higher Education Planning and Finance
My research examines the intersection of economics, finance, and policy among all facets of higher education administration. Areas I examine include the impact of in-state tuition and financial aid policies on undocumented student populations, the diffusion of higher education policies across states, the impact of institutional debt on university management and administration, and the role played by state budgeting policies on public funding for higher education. Additionally, I regularly employ and study advanced quantitative methods, including econometrics and quasi-experimental research designs.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
Serna, G. R., & Cohen, J. M. (Eds.). (2018). Administration, finance, and budgeting in higher education and student affairs: Theory, research. and practice. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, LTD. (Forthcoming book).
Cohen, J. M., Lyles, C. H. (2018). Capital budgets. In G. R. Serna & J. M. Cohen (Eds.), Administration, finance, and budgeting in higher education and student affairs: Theory, research, and practice. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, LTD. (Forthcoming book chapter).
Cohen, J. M. (2018). "Wyoming: 2016 State of the States." Journal of Education Finance, 43(3), pp. 323-325.
Serna, G. R., & Cohen, J. M. (2018). "Examining the Role of Budget Stabilization Funds for State Funding to Public Higher Education: Evidence from the 50 States using Panel Data." Paper presentation at the Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education Conference, Urbana-Champaign, IL, June 4-5.
Serna, G. R., & Cohen, J. M. (2018). "Exploring the Diffusion Factors of In-State Resident Tuition Policies for Undocumented Students: A Dyadic Analysis." Paper presentation at the 2018 National Education Finance Academy Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK., April 4-6.
Harbour, C. P., & Cohen, J. M. (2017). "The Anthropocene and the Curriculum of the American Land-Grant University." Roundtable paper presentation at the 2017 AERA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 27-May 1.
Serna, G. R., & Cohen, J. M. (2017). "Fiscal structure and public college and university credit ratings: An exploratory analysis. Planning for Higher Education Journal, 45(3), pp. 81-93.
Serna, G. R., & Cohen, J. M., Nguyen, D. H. K. (2017). "State and institutional policies on in-state resident tuition and financial aid for undocumented students: Examining constraints and opportunities." Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 25(18), pp. 1-9.
Cohen, J. M. (2015). "New Mexico: 2015 State of the States." Journal of Education Finance, 41(2), pp. 255-256.
Cohen, J. M. (2015). "Networks and consumption". In F. F. Wherry & J. Schor (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of economics and society (pp. 1176-1179). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publicatons, Inc.
Ph.D. Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado, 2015
- Specializations: Higher Education Economics and Finance, Policy, Leadership
M.A. English, University of Northern Colorado, 2010
- Specialization: Film Studies and Critical Theory
B.A. English, University of Northern Colorado, 2006