Kristen N. Hodge
The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of 61 US and two Canadian research universities distinguished by their strong programs of research and graduate and undergraduate education. Founded in 1900 by 14 universities that offered the PhD, the Association today works to promote the development and implementation of national policies supporting research and scholarship, graduate and undergraduate education and to provide forum for discussion and development of institutional policies that advance the missions of the member universities. The Policy Analyst conducts research and in support of AAU’s activities. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Policy and working with other AAU policy staff, the analyst collects and evaluates data, prepares papers and other written communications, and designs and conducts policy studies on a range of topics of importance to research universities. The analyst is also the primary staff person conducting major research in international collaborations and undergraduate and graduate education.