Dr. Jerusha Conner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University, where she has worked since 2007.  She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in English Literature. She has held positions as an admission officer, a high school English teacher, a college counselor, a coach, and a research analyst. She received her Ph.D in Education: Administration and Policy Analysis from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.

Dr. Conner’s research focuses on student engagement, student voice and youth organizing for education change. In 2013, Dr. Conner earned the Tolle Lege Award for Teaching Excellence at Villanova University, and she was named a finalist for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, New England Resource Center for Higher Education.