Assistant Dean for Academic Programs & Student Affairs

Jason DeRousie comes to the Sanford School after 11 years at NC State University, the last six of which were spent overseeing curriculum, academic programs, and scheduling for the Poole College of Management.  He has been working in higher education for over 20 years and has professional experience in admissions, advising, academic and co-curricular assessment, and data analysis. In Sanford, Jason leads the Academic Programs and Student Affairs team that supports degree programs and public policy students at all levels – undergraduate to PhD. 

A native of Columbus, Ohio.  Jason graduated with an MPP from Sanford back when it was still an Institute. He also holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Penn State University and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College. Jason’s research interests have primarily focused on higher education policy, access and equity, and student success. He currently resides in Durham with his wife and three daughters.