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
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.
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2018.Washington Monthly, September/October 2017.
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.
A Look at Pell Grant Recipients’ Graduation Rates.Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), October 25, 2017.
Examining Variations in Marriage Rates across Colleges.Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), July 17, 2017.
How Much Do For-Profit Colleges Rely on Federal Funds?Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), January 12, 2017.
What Trump Might Mean for Higher-Ed Finance.The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 10, 2016. 
  
About My Research
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.
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.
LSU’s ‘Lazy River’ and the Student-Fee Sham.” Naomi Schaefer Riley, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2017.
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
Simplifying Higher Ed Accountability—or Complicating It?” Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, February 22, 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.
Wait, Is Bloomberg’s $1.8-Billion Donation to Johns Hopkins a Good Thing?” Chris Quintana, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 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.
The 20 College Majors With Lowest Average Student Debt.” David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, July 5, 2018.
University of Houston Faces a Widening Money Gap to Keep Pace in Big-Time Programs.” David Barron, The Houston Chronicle, June 15, 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.
Audio/Video
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 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.