Dr. Justin Alger is the host and creator of the Future College Parent Podcast. Identifying as a first-generation college student from a strong rural community, Justin understands what it’s like to navigate college with little parental assistance. His only goal attending college was to not fail out! He’s certainly achieved this goal by earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration.

For the past 20 years, he’s served as a higher education administrator and youth development professional. Throughout his career, he’s pledged to achieve his mission of facilitating academic and personal success for students in safe and secure environments. As a parent himself, his new goal is utilizing his knowledge, experiences, and network to help parents make sense of the roller coaster that is preparing, choosing, and paying for college.

To contact Justin email him at