In addition to occasionally writing articles for a broad audience, I am frequently quoted by local and national news outlets discussing my own research as well as key state and national higher education issues. Below are recent examples of me in the news.
My Commentary and Analysis
“America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2019.” Washington Monthly, September/October 2019.
“Bernie Sanders’ Student Debt Plan Doesn’t Actually Fix the Problem of Student Debt.” NBC News, June 25, 2019.
“Our Next Secretary of Education Should Be Drafted Out of College, Not High School.” Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), May 17, 2019.
“Another University is Imploding. The Federal Government Must Do More” (with Kenneth Megan). Roll Call, March 11, 2019.
“Boarding Up a Window on Vocational Ed” (with Paul Glastris). Inside Higher Ed, November 20, 2018.
“What is Public Service Loan Forgiveness? And How Do I Qualify to Get It?” The Conversation, November 8, 2018.
“5 Helpful Media Engagement Tips for Academics.” Inside Higher Ed, August 15, 2018.
“Why the Democrats’ New ‘Debt-Free’ College Plan Won’t Really Make College Debt-Free” (with Dennis Kramer II). The Conversation, July 26, 2018.
“Why Accountability Efforts in Higher Education Often Fail.” The Conversation, February 22, 2018.
“Junior Scholars Have Much to Lose–and Gain–From Public Engagement.” Education Week, January 17, 2018.
“What Trump Might Mean for Higher-Ed Finance.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 10, 2016.
About My Research
“Study finds U.S. Loans Don’t Inflate Professional School Tuition.” Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, April 24, 2019.
“Even at Top Colleges, Graduation Gaps Persist for Poor Students.” Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2019.
“Does More Federal Aid Raise Tuition Costs? Not for Most Students, Research Says.” Clare Lombardo, NPR, December 13, 2018.
“What Can Research Tell Us About Steep Cuts for Public Colleges?” Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 6, 2018.
“New Questions on Racial Disparity and Student Debt.” Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, May 18, 2018.
“Do Performance-Based Funding Policies Benefit Low-Income and Non-White Students?” Jarrett Carter, Education Dive, March 14, 2018.
“Fewer Young College Graduates are Moving Than a Decade Ago.” Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, January 23, 2018.
“Should College Students Have to Pay Fees That Go to Groups They Don’t Support?” Jon Marcus, The Washington Post, October 29, 2017.
“The Hidden Cost of College: Rising Student Fees.” Jeff Selingo, The Washington Post, August 24, 2017.
Quoted in the Media
“These Students Borrowed $35K Plus for an Unaccredited Program that Closed. Years Later, Their Debts Remain.” Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 21, 2019.
“Elizabeth Warren: It’s Time to End the ‘Failed Experiment’ that Caused the Student Debt Crisis and Cancel Borrowers’ Debt.” Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, April 22, 2019.
“Broke Millennials Are Flocking to Financial Guru Dave Ramsey. Is His Advice Any Good?” Kristen Bahler, Money, April 16, 2019.
“U. of Tulsa Has a Billion-Dollar Endowment for Just 4,000 Students. Why Is It Cutting Programs?” Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 15, 2019.
“Simplifying Higher Ed Accountability—or Complicating It?” Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, February 22, 2019.
“From Tennessee to Chicago, Free College Programs Take Off.” Douglas Belkin and Michelle Hackman, The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2019.
“Research Intelligence: How to Promote Your Work Online.” Rachael Pells, Times Higher Education, January 17, 2019.
“Universe of Doctoral Universities Expands.” Greg Toppo, Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2018.
“‘A Long, Arduous Task’: Inside the U-Md. Leadership Crisis.” Rick Maese, Roman Stubbs, and Nick Anderson, The Washington Post, November 2, 2018.
“Where Did America’s Dream of Free College Go?” Adam Harris, The Atlantic, September 11, 2018.
“College-Bound? These Fees Could End Up Being a Big Surprise.” Deirdre Fernandes, The Boston Globe, August 20, 2018.
“Debt-Free College? House Democrats Introduce Higher Education Bill.” Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post, July 24, 2018.
“Even the Ivy League Has a Marriage Gap. How Does Yours Compare?” Kevin Carey, The New York Times, March 29, 2018.
“Student Loans Are Too Expensive to Forgive.” Amanda Palleschi, FiveThirtyEight, March 27, 2018.
I joined CRPE’s Research Minutes podcast in June 2019 to discuss my research on how performance-based funding policies in higher education can reduce unintended consequences.
I participated in this Bipartisan Policy Center panel in April 2019 to discuss ways to reform the college closure process.
I was a guest on ACTA’s podcast in February 2019 to discuss higher education accountability.
I was on WAMU/NPR’s “1A” show in November 2018 to talk about education debt held by older adults.
I participated in this Brookings Institution panel in September 2018 on the future of free college policies in the United States.
I joined the Gates Foundation’s “To A Degree” podcast in September 2018 to discuss higher education data and accountability.
I was on NJTV’s “Caucus New Jersey” in June 2018 to discuss higher education affordability and accountability.
I joined Bryan Alexander’s “Future Trends Forum” series in November 2017 to discuss higher education insiders’ views on key policy issues.
I was a panelist on PBS’s “Point Taken” show in April 2016 to discuss whether college is worth the price tag.
I was a panelist on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” show in August 2013 to discuss Washington Monthly magazine’s college rankings.