Janet L. Marling, Ph.D. has been affiliated with NISTS since its establishment in 2002 and was named
executive director in 2011. In this role and through her extensive speaking, training, and consulting activities, Dr. Marling works with individuals, higher education institutions and associations, state agencies, foundations, and legislative bodies to improve transfer policy, practice, and research. She edited
the New Directions for Higher Education volume titled, Collegiate Transfer: Navigating the New Normal,
published by Jossey-Bass, and has been involved as a project director and/or co-principal investigator
for multiple research grants focusing on transfer student success.