Alice Anne Bailey, Founder
Dr. Alice Anne Bailey has worked to help students plan, apply, and succeed in education after high school for more than 20 years.
She is currently a professor with the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success at the American University School of Education, where she conducts research and provides guidance to elected officials, non-profit organizations, and education agencies on effective policies and practices to increase the number of students who enroll in and complete education after high school. She has authored numerous research reports ranging from middle grades to adult education.
In 2012, the Office of the President of the United States and the U.S. Department of Education invited Dr. Bailey to partner with President Obama’s Access to Opportunity Initiative to help advise White House staff, the U.S. Department of Education, and national leaders on financial aid and other policies related to college access and success for underserved students. She also served an instrumental role in working with the Office of Michelle Obama to launch and support Reach Higher, the former First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to complete their education past high school.
In 2008, Dr. Bailey created and launched the Go Alliance Academy, a college access training program designed to help school counselors, college access advisors, teachers, and administrators better prepare students for higher education and careers.
Since then, Alice Anne has trained more than 5,000 school counselors from all over the country on how to advise and support students throughout the college planning, application, and financial aid processes.
Dr. Bailey's research on how negative stereotypes impact women’s interest and performance in STEM fields was granted the Outstanding Original Research Contribution Award by the Georgia Psychological Association. In 2016, she was granted the Alumni Achievement Award by Rollins College.
Dr. Bailey earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Rollins College and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Georgia Tech. She is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
She has been featured in various publications, including the Washington Post, Forbes, NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Education Week, among others.