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

John Barnshaw

Research Affiliate - Innovation

Vice President, Education Success, Emsi Burning Glass

John Barnshaw is the Vice President for Education Success at Emsi Burning Glass, a global leader in labor market insights. Dr. Barnshaw leads a team that partners with more than 1,000 colleges and universities in North America and 200 education partners. In his role as Vice President, he is responsible for increasing the usage of solutions that help reimagine student success and deliver career insights.

Prior to joining Emsi Burning Glass, John served as Vice President for Research and Data Science at Ad Astra, a leader in course scheduling analytics. John also 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).