Drew Allen

Executive Director, IDEAS for Higher Education

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  • Economics and Finance
  • Program Evaluation
  • Data Analytics
  • Higher Education Policy


Drew Allen is the Executive Director of the Initiative for Data Exploration and Analytics (IDEAS) for Higher Education, where he leads collaborations between scholars and Princeton University administrators to advance research and data analytics projects that simultaneously benefit administrative decision-making and operations as well as the larger higher education research and policy community.  His research focuses primarily on the evaluation of higher education policies and organizational structures, with a particular focus on workforce outcomes.  Prior to the launch of IDEAS, he was the Associate Dean for Data Analysis and Operations at Princeton and founding Director of the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Program Support at the City University of New York (CUNY).  Allen received a Master’s degree in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University and a PhD in Higher and Postsecondary Education from New York University.