Dr. Rachel Tanner is a Senior Director in EAB’s Research Advisory division, where she works largely with our small and regional partner schools to infuse their planning processes with intentionality, clarity, and strategy—whether for institutional strategic planning, DEI planning, or a sustainable program review process. She specializes in teaching Presidents, Chief Strategy Officers, and Provosts how to use futurist methodologies to think more boldly about the future.
Rachel was a first-generation college student who has a special interest in making college easier for students to navigate. Before joining EAB, she served as Assistant Director of the first-year writing program at the University of Oregon. She has also worked in curriculum development, international student advising, and scheduling. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her two cats, and listens to a lot of soul music.
Rachel holds a PhD in Literature and Rhetoric at the University of Oregon. She has also earned an MA in English from NYU, and a BS in Management and Organizational Behavior from NYU Stern.