Julie KunselmanDirector of Research and Development
Julie is a leader coach and the research and development leader with Studer Education, where she works with executive teams to take data-driven approaches to improve organizational performance and outcomes.

About Julie

Julie has two decades of higher education experience as a professor and administrator. As a coach and research and development leader at Studer Education, Julie coaches and supports executive leaders in higher education and public organizations on ways to enhance, align and measure performance for systemwide improvement.

Julie began her career in education as a high school math teacher with Teach For America and as an adjunct math instructor in Kentucky’s Community and Technical College System. She began her tenure at the University of West Florida as an assistant and then associate professor and associate dean. At Northern Kentucky University, Julie served as a department chair where she oversaw 28 full-time faculty and 1,200 majors across five academic programs, including an accredited graduate program and a universitywide undergraduate program.

Julie is a frequent author on education topics, including leadership and administration, public policy, and engagement. She has also coauthored three textbooks and contributed to more than 20 monographs, grants and community research partnerships.




  • Organizational Design and Alignment
  • Cultural Change
  • Engagement
  • Research, Measurement and Analysis


  • Higher Education
  • K12 Education


  • Ph.D., University of Louisville
  • MPA, University of Louisville
  • B.S., Gannon University

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