||ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JANE V. WELLMAN is a senior associate with the Institute for Higher Education Policy, a
nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy group located in Washington, D.C. She is a
director of several of the Institute’s research and policy efforts, including the New
Millennium Project, a national study of higher education renewal strategies; the “Seat-
Time” study of uses and alternatives to the student credit hour unit of measurement; and a
national study of trends in costs and prices. She is the author or co-author of several
recent publications by the Institute on higher education costs, finance, and public policy.
In addition to research and writing, she consults with state systems and national
associations on major projects, and is a consulting editor for several publications.
Wellman has worked for over 20 years in higher education and government relations at
the federal and state levels and with public and private institutions. She has a bachelor’s
degree and a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley.