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I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Kentucky. My research agenda primarily relates to questions about how public policy affects economic mobility and financial security. A particular focus is on education policy, and current research projects include studies of policy effects in higher education, student debt, and consumer credit markets.

In addition, I am actively pursuing projects under two current grants:

  1. Understanding the links between high school resources and college outcomes, with a focus on engineering/STEM fields (funded by the National Science Foundation).
  2. Estimating the pathways and returns to education in prisons (funded by the Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education).

Please click on the links above to learn more about me and my research.

Link: Semi-current CV.