Gwendolyn Freed is Director of Development at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She previously served as vice president for institutional advancement at Cornish College of the Arts, executive director of the college scholarship organization Wallin Education Partners, and vice president for marketing and communication at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the Humphrey School, and music degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and The Juilliard School.