DON HOSSLER is a Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, a Professor of Philanthropic Studies, and is currently the Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services for Indiana University Bloomington, and the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services for the seven campuses of the Indiana University system. He has served as the Executive Associate Dean for the School of Education, and Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. His areas of specialization include: college choice, student financial aid policy, enrollment management, and higher education finance.
Hossler earned his baccalaureate and graduated with honors at California Lutheran University in 1971. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the Claremont Graduate School in 1979, where he worked with the noted economist of higher education, Dr. Howard Bowen. He has served as the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at California Lutheran University from 1972-1981. He taught at Loyola University of Chicago from 1981 to 1985, and joined the faculty at Indiana University in 1985.
Hossler has consulted with more than 45 colleges, universities, and related educational organizations including: The College Board, Educational Testing Services, the University of Cincinnati, Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, the Pew Charitable Trust, the University of Missouri, Colorado State University, the University of Alabama, and the General Accounting Office of the United States Government. He has presented more than 130 scholarly papers and invited lectures in the United States, Canada, China, and Russia on the topics of student college choice, student financial aid policy, and higher education finance. Hossler conducted research and served as an expert witness in the Knight vs. Alabama desegregation case. Working with several doctoral students, he recently completed a Lumina funded project that examines how the college choice process has changed during the last fifty years. In addition, Hossler has lived in and conducted research changes and reform of higher education in Russia.
Hossler is the author, or co-author, of 12 books and monographs and more than 65 articles and book chapters. His most recent book, Incentive-Based Budgeting Systems in Public Universities, was published by Edward Elgar. He has received national awards for his research and scholarship from the American College Personnel Association and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.