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NEFE Welcomes New Managing Director Research

DENVER—The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) announces Jill Jones, Ph.D., has joined the organization as its new managing director of research. In this role, Jones will manage NEFE’s research and evaluation efforts, overseeing directed research projects and open call grants cycles, engaging with the scholarly community, and serving as resident evaluation expert.

“We are so delighted to have Dr. Jones join us at NEFE as her background is a perfect fit for NEFE’s next phase of work in research and evaluation. Her expertise in educational inquiry allows us to improve our work in bridging research and practice,” says Billy Hensley, Ph.D., president and CEO of NEFE.

Prior to joining NEFE, Jones was a senior research consultant at Hanover Research. She worked with over 250 higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, state agencies and nonprofits during her tenure at Hanover.

“In addition to Jill’s deep expertise in research design and evaluation, she brings exceptional relationship-building skills that will further NEFE’s aim of fostering the next generation of scholars,” says Katherine Sauer, Ph.D., vice president of research and programs.

“I am thrilled to join the NEFE team. In my short time at NEFE, the passion of staff members is abundant and captivating, and I look forward to supporting the research and program teams for years to come,” Jones says.

Jones earned a doctorate in education with an emphasis on research methods at the University of Virginia. She has a master’s degree in education from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University.

For more, visit NEFE’s staff and leadership.

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