Joan M. Lord
Senior Consultant


Joan M. Lord serves as senior consultant for the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. She retired in June 2019 as vice president for education data, policy research and programs. In that role, she oversaw SREB’s policy research efforts, including SREB’s Fact Book on Higher Education and Challenge to Lead goals for education, plus SREB’s Go Alliance, Doctoral Scholars Program, Education Technology Cooperative, Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, student access programs and services, and information technology.

She joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2001 and worked with numerous policy commissions, wrote policy briefs and reports on a variety of education topics. She completed a bachelor’s degree at Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree at Florida State University and a Ph.D. at Georgia State University.