In the News

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
Biden Just Forgave Some Student-Loan Debt. Now What?The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 24, 2022.
Improving Outcomes Data for Online Programs.Inside Higher Ed, March 29, 2022.
Higher Ed’s Uncertain Financial Future.The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 8, 2022.
What a Biden Win Would Mean for Higher Education.The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 5, 2020.
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2019.Washington Monthly, September/October 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.
About My Research and Teaching
Knoxville College Forms Partnership to Regain Accreditation.” Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Ed, June 24, 2022.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do.” Paul Fain, Open Campus, September 2, 2021.
More Out-of-State Students Don’t Bring Colleges Higher Tuition Revenue, Study Finds.” Nell Gluckman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 1, 2021.
Study: Gainful Employment Associated With Closures.” Madeline St. Amour, Inside Higher Ed, November 12, 2019.
Performance Funding and Underrepresented Student Enrollment.” Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed, July 30, 2019.
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.
What Can Research Tell Us About Steep Cuts for Public Colleges?” Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 6, 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.
Quoted in the Media
Biden’s Debt Relief.” David Leonhardt, The New York Times, August 25, 2022.
Can Student Loan Borrowers Handle Payments and Inflation, Too?” Anna Helhoski, NerdWallet (nationally syndicated), July 14, 2022.
In Florida, DeSantis’s Plans for Colleges Rattles Some Academics.” Susan Svrluga and Lori Rozsa, The Washington Post, July 1, 2022.
‘There’s So Many Questions’: Sports-Realignment Shocker Could Mean a Sea Change for Higher Ed.” Brianna Hatch, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 1, 2022.
Biden Decision on Student-Loan Forgiveness Unlikely Until Later in Summer, Officials Say.” Andrew Restuccia and Gabriel Rubin, The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2022.
“‘We Are Caught in an Inflationary Vise.’ At BU, Tuition Surges Past $61,000 in Largest Hike in 14 Years.” Laura Krantz and Travis Anderson, The Boston Globe, May 9, 2022.“Beware, New Student Loan Borrowers: Interest Rates are About to Jump.” Cory Turner, National Public Radio, May 6, 2022.
I was interviewed by WBZ-TV in Boston in August 2022 to discuss why college is so expensive.
I was on WTAF-TV in Kansas City in December 2021 to discuss another student loan repayment pause.
I was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning in August 2020 about what higher education will look like in the fall 2020 semester.
I was on NPR’s “Planet Money” podcast in July 2020 to talk about higher education finance and the fall 2020 semester.
I was a guest on Bloomberg Radio in June 2020 to talk about the cost of online versus in-person education.
I joined the Bond Buyer podcast in June 2020 to discuss the financial stability of American higher education.
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 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.
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