Jen Stansbury Koenig, Ed.D.
Promoting the human context and building community within data-driven systems

An advocate for building community in education, Dr. Jen Stansbury Koenig has more than fifteen years of experience with evaluation at local, state, and federal levels. Dr. Koenig’s research has focused on inquiry-based instruction; understanding the role of professional learning communities in education; assessing the impacts of school counseling; and researching mentor-mentee relationships and leadership development.

Prior to serving as a Research Associate at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Koenig directed the Northern Kentucky Center for Educator Excellence. In this role, she collaborated with faculty at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to co-found the annual Evidence-Based School Counseling National Conference, now hosted by the Ronald H. Frederickson Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation. In Northern Kentucky, Dr. Koenig is a recognized Champion for Education (2015), currently serves on local school boards, volunteers as a podcast hostess and president of the HSCT Warriors, Inc. nonprofit, and is an avid listener and promoter of local music and artists.


Full Service Community Schools Grant project
External Evaluator
Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Public School District
US Department of Education

Community Alignment of Resources Team project
Lead Epidemiologist
Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Public School District
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


OVC Enhancing Community Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Serving Our Youngest Crime Victims project
External Evaluator
Children’s Law Center
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
US Department of Justice

Kentucky College Coaches
Curriculum Developer
Kentucky Campus Compact

Office of Victims Advocacy
Data Analyst
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

Elementary, Secondary School Counseling grant
Lead Evaluator
Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services


Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Kentucky Department of Education
Morehead State University
National Science Foundation
NASA, Aerospace Education Services
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
US Department of Education
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Stansbury Koenig, J. (2021). Community Alignment Resources Tool: Year 2 Annual Report. Paper presentation at the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District CART Project Regional Steering Committee.

Carey, D., Eberhardt, J., & Stansbury Koenig, J. (2020). Patient Advisory Panel: Experiences with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Panel presentation at Magenta Therapeutics, Boston, MA.

Stansbury Koenig, J. (2020). Community Alignment Resources Tool: Year 1 Annual Report. Paper presentation at the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District CART Project Regional Steering Committee.

Stansbury Koenig, J. (2016). Sustainability through Leader Succession. Paper presentation at the Action Research Network of the Americas International Conference, Knoxville, TN.

Zyromski, B., Mariani, M., Pohlgeers, C., Stansbury Koenig, J., Thompson, A., & Razor, A., (2015). Data-Driven Comprehensive School Counseling: Using inputs to make decisions, choosing appropriate interventions, and evaluating outcomes. Panel presentation at the International Association for Counselling Conference, Verona, Italy.

Zyromski, B., Stansbury Koenig, J., Dansberry, V., & Hall, C., (2015) Collaboration between Higher Education and K-12 Schools to Promote Counselling. Panel presentation at the International Association for Counselling Conference, Verona, Italy.

Carey, J., Zyromski, B., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2015). Evidence-Based School Counseling: An Analysis of the Student Success Skills. Paper presentation at the European Educational Research Association, Budapest, Hungary.

Stansbury Koenig, J., (2015). Northern Kentucky Partnership Academy Collaboration. Presented at the P-20 Partnerships for Professional Learning Convening, Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY.

Stansbury Koenig, J., (2014). Facilitating Faculty Grant Initiatives. Spark session presented at the National Council of University Research Administrators 8th Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Hanner, T., Hater, S., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2013). Principals’ Roundtable Network Pilot Evaluation. Presented at the Kentucky Association of School Administrators annual conference, Louisville, KY.

Antes, A., Clayton-Code, K., Emerine, J., Ma, L., McCartney, P., Rhee, K., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2012). Using Student Feedback to Improve Teaching, panel presentation. Presented at the Northern Kentucky University Second Annual Meet, Greet and Grab a Seat: Fostering Faculty and Student Success Conference, Erlanger, KY.

Cook, S., DeAtley, J., Gunn, C., Petty, P., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2012). Kentucky’s Postsecondary/P-12 Partnership: Clinical Preparation of Teachers. Presented to the Interim Joint Committee on Education, Kentucky Legislature, Frankfort KY.

Cook, S., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2012). Creating Collaborative P-20 Academies for College & Career Readiness. Presented at the Architecture for Implementing the Common Core Standards National Forum, Louisville KY.

Stansbury Koenig, J., & Zyromski, B., (2012). Training to Thrive: T3 Model of Student Success. Presented at the Commonwealth Commitment Summit, Lexington KY.

Cook, S., Petty, P., Super, D., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2012). Kentucky Partnership Academies, panel presentation. Commonwealth Commitment Summit, Lexington, KY.

Cook, S., & Stansbury Koenig, J., (2012). College and Career Professional Learning Communities. Presented at the Fifth Annual Kentucky ACT Summit, Louisville, KY.

Stansbury Koenig, J., (2009). BCSSE at NKU: What do we know about freshmen who started in August 2008? Presented to Academic Advising Resource Center Master Advisor Seminar, Northern Kentucky University.

Stansbury Koenig, J., (2008). Using LSSE data to prepare for ABA reaffirmation. Presented to Chase College of Law Deans, Northern Kentucky University.

Stansbury, J., (2007). NSSE and Student Affairs at NKU. Presented to Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Affairs Program Directors, Northern Kentucky University.


Thomas More University:

ELS 700: Leader’s Role in the Design of Quality Practices and Projects (currently teaching)
This capstone course provides an opportunity for students to conduct an employer-based research project and presentation or a faculty approved program initiative involving elements and functions of a dynamic leadership program.

EDM 621: Educational Change and Effectiveness
This course explores how teacher leaders can be catalysts for change by deepening their knowledge about educational policy and affecting change in diverse school settings. This course considers how broader trends affect the structure and purpose of educational systems, how changes within education affect the wider society, how systems of schooling themselves change, and the prospects for planned change within systems of schooling. Finally, this course will discuss the framework for professional learning communities, systematic change, and effectiveness through a review of literature.

Northern Kentucky University:

PAD 626: Nonprofit Program Evaluation
Introduction to methods and practices of program evaluation in the nonprofit sector, evaluation and planning, program evaluation design and implementation, through a Service Learning experience. Partner organizations include: Children, Inc., Elementz, Inner-City Tennis Project, and Pones, Inc.

PAD 623: Grant Writing
Practical hands-on approach to grant writing and knowledge of the grant systems. Topics include identifying potential funding sources, applications for funding assistance, letters of intent, requests for proposals from federal and state government agencies, applications for funding from corporate and private foundation sources.


2015                Vision 2015 Champion for Education, Northern Kentucky Education Council


School-Based Decision Making Council, Campbell County Middle School,  2021-present.

President &CEO, HSCT Warriors, Inc., 2019-present.

Podcast Moderator & Hostess, HSCT Warriors Podcast, 2018-present.

School-Based Decision Making Council Vice Chair, Campbell Ridge Elementary School,  2017-18; 2020-21.

Family Resource Youth Service Center Advisory Board, Campbell Ridge Elementary School, 2013-present.

Action Team 3 Co-Chair, Northern Kentucky Education Council, 2010-2016.

Moderator, A Small Group Community of Practice, 2009-present.

Executive Board Secretary and Civic Engagement Co-Chair, LEGACY Leadership, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, 2006-2008.

Grant Reviewer, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, 2003-2005.