A.J. Nagaraj is a Senior Consultant with EAB’s Independent School Executive Forum. In this capacity, he leads best practice research on topics of importance to independent school leaders, including financial sustainability, advancement excellence, and enrollment management.
Previously, Mr. Nagaraj led research on key topics in fundraising as a member of the Advancement Forum. His research included the competencies associated with fundraiser success, performance management for major gift officers, and the use of data and analytics to inform development strategy.
Prior to joining EAB, Mr. Nagaraj worked in human capital strategy roles at Teach For America and District of Columbia Public Schools. He also taught high school social studies in a rural community on the island of Oahu. Mr. Nagaraj’s higher education experience includes time spent conducting institutional research at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Nagaraj holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, where his studies focused on higher education leadership and policy analysis. While at Harvard, he conducted research on the International Baccalaureate Diploma program, of which he is an alumnus. Mr. Nagaraj received his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied political science and business administration.