Jamienne S. Studley has been Deputy Under Secretary of Education since September 26, 2013. Her focus is on higher education issues including quality, access, accountability, completion and student information.
Jamie served as deputy and acting general counsel of the Department in the Clinton Administration from 1993-99. In March 2010, Secretary Duncan appointed her to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which she chaired in 2012-13. Her federal service also includes membership on the Jacob Javits Fellowship Commission and as special assistant to HEW Secretary Patricia Roberts Harris in the Carter Administration.
Jamie was President and CEO of Public Advocates Inc., a San Francisco based civil rights advocacy group, from 2004-2013. Earlier she was President of Skidmore College; Associate Dean and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, and Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement and the California Abortion Rights Action League-North.
She has served as board member and treasurer of the American Association of Colleges and Universities; vice chair of The Annapolis Group; scholar in residence at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; policy committee member with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Campus Compact and the New York State Council of Independent Colleges and Universities, and as a member and chair of the San Francisco Ethics Commission.
Jamie grew up in Woodridge, NY (Sullivan County) and attended Fallsburgh Central Schools. She earned her Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She has been recognized with the Distinguished Alumna Award from Barnard College and as a Champion for College Opportunity from the Campaign for College Opportunity (California).