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Jim Sirianni provides leadership and oversight for the design and implementation of ACE’s programs for presidents, chief academic officers and other senior administrators. Additionally, he tracks patterns that affect institutional strategy and management practices and shares findings with ACE members.

Previously, Sirianni served as an academic affairs research consultant at The Education Advisory Board where he worked on the strategic issues facing chief academic officers and related senior administrators. His portfolio included responsibility for uncovering best practices in academic affairs, managing research teams, and presenting findings to clients across the country. Earlier in his career, Sirianni served as an assistant dean and director at Stanford University and as a researcher at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching where his efforts resulted in the AAC&U award-winning Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education: Liberal Learning for the Profession.

Sirianni earned his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, followed by master’s degrees in education and sociology and a doctorate in higher education policy from Stanford University.