JBL Associates, Inc. (JBLA) was founded by John B. Lee, Ed.D. in 1985, and has provided research and policy analysis to the postsecondary education community for 30 years. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., JBLA focuses on helping clients develop and evaluate policies and practices through the application of qualitative and quantitative analytic techniques, drawing on an extensive library that includes all national databases relevant to postsecondary education, supplemented with survey, local or state data, to meet the unique needs of our clients.
On January 1, 2015, JBLA joined Coffey Consulting, a professional services consulting firm also located in Bethesda. Founded in 1986, Coffey Consulting has been successfully delivering effective solutions to government and private sector clients covering research, evaluations, quantitative studies, surveys, technical assistance and training, acquisition management, facilitation, program integration, financial management, performance management, information technology (IT), and conference and logistical support.