Nichole Torpey-Saboe, Ph.D.

Director of Research


Nichole Torpey-Saboe serves as director of research at Strada Center for Education Consumer Insights. Here, she leads research on the consumer perspective in higher education, empowering the voices of students while providing insights to education providers, policymakers, and employers.

Torpey-Saboe joined Strada in November 2018. Previously, she worked as an independent consultant, advising higher education, nonprofits, and local government on research, evaluation, and strategy. She was also affiliate faculty at Regis University, teaching courses on monitoring and evaluation for the Master of Development Practice program, and is the author of the book Measuring Education Inequality in Developing Countries (Springer, 2018).

Torpey-Saboe holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Colorado Boulder and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University.

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