Leanne Davis is an Assistant Director of Applied Research at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), where she handles projects and research focused on postsecondary degree completion, including leading IHEP’s Degrees When Due initiative. As part of this nationwide project to reengage adult learners and promote degree reclamation, Davis develops learning experiences for practitioners to apply IHEP's research in practice and conducts groundbreaking research focused on postsecondary completion. Her foci include state policy and funding for postsecondary education, equity in postsecondary access and completion, and innovative programs that support students from historically underrepresented populations.
Before shifting to higher education, Davis worked for several years in various non-profit management and fundraising settings.
Outside of IHEP, Davis serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Aidan Montessori School and is an avid cyclist and swimmer.