In his role as vice provost, Jed Marsh maintains a set of performance measures used to inform decisions about policy and the goals of the University, facilitates institutional data requests and coordinates institutional survey participation. He also collaborates with the president, provost, other cabinet officers and vice provosts on special University-wide projects.
Before coming to Princeton Jed was an associate dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern where he developed tools to track doctoral student placement and student enrollment and retention models that were used in the school's financial aid planning. He also developed and implemented a multi-departmental visit program that has effectively recruited high-quality applicants. Between 1995 and 1998, Jed was assistant chair and lecturer in Northwestern's Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology, from which he earned his Ph.D. in 1991. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the State University College of New York-Plattsburgh. Jed has also served as a researcher and postdoctoral fellow at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.