Publicity photo of John Barnshaw, director of the Higher Education Consortium.

John Barnshaw

Research Affiliate - Innovation

John Barnshaw is the Vice President for Research and Data Science at Ad Astra, where he directs the Higher Education Scheduling Index, a benchmarking study for course scheduling efficiency and analytics, with more than 300 institutions participating. In his role as Vice President, he is responsible for creating research and statistical solutions that help graduate more students faster while promoting, equity, align college-career pathways, and financial stability for institutions of higher education.

Prior to joining Ad Astra, John served as Director of Research and Public Policy at the American Association of University Professors, where he directed the Faculty Compensation Survey, the largest survey of faculty salary and benefits in higher education. Dr. Barnshaw also directed the National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (Delaware Cost Study), a longitudinal benchmarking that explores faculty teaching, separately budgeted research and public service expenditures at the discipline level for four-year institutions.

Barnshaw earned his degrees from the University of Delaware (Ph.D.) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (MA, BA).

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