In her role as an Associate Director for Product Marketing at EAB, Annie specializes in understanding the retention challenge from the student’s perspective. She led EAB’s research study on nudging and student success. By incorporating an understanding of student cognition into policy and intervention redesign, she helps colleges and universities better position their students to reach pivotal milestones, persist, and graduate.
Prior to joining the student success research team, Annie worked in EAB’s market research division, where she helped institutions develop academic and professional programs responsive to the needs of their regional work forces. In her spare time, she serves as a docent at the National Gallery of Art in DC.
Annie attended Yale University, where she earned a degree in history.
Research and Insights
Back when I was in college, I naively believed that students usually became “stop-outs”—withdrawing enrollment from school temporarily—because they couldn’t keep up with the academic work. It took seeing the impact that mental health and family crises could have on my peers, and then my own life, to change my thinking. After seeing those who […]
Learn what nudging is (and how it works), plus its meaning for higher education and student success.
You may find yourself scratching your head when students make choices that undermine their own self-interest, such as under-loading credit hours or delaying their major declaration. Discover the unseen cognitive biases that are keeping your students from succeeding—and nudges you can use to overcome them.