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
“Income-Based Repayment Becoming a Costly Solution to Student Loan Debt.” The Conversation, October 11, 2019.
“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: 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.
“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.
“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
“How Much Can I Make? Students Can Look Up College Major, Salary Potential After Graduation.” David Jesse, The Detroit Free Press, November 27, 2019.
“High Debt, Low Earnings.” Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Ed, November 26, 2019.
“When Should a College Say it Might Close?” Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive, November 22, 2019.
“Finally, Students Can Comparison Shop the Cost of Their College Majors.” Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, November 20, 2019.
“FAFSA Says How Much You Can Pay for College. It’s Often Wrong.” Tara Siegel Bernard, The New York Times, November 15, 2019.
“Student Debt Soars as Borrowers are Slow to Repay.” Ronald Campbell, NBC News, November 13, 2019.
“University of Chicago Projected to be the First U.S. University to Cost $100,000 Per Year.” Pete D’Amato, The Hechinger Report, October 30, 2019.
“A Republican’s Debt-Forgiveness Plan Sounds Great. But What Comes Next?” Eric Kelderman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 25, 2019.
“New Federal Taxes Will Cost Harvard $50 Million.” Deirdre Fernandes, The Boston Globe, October 24, 2019.
“California Defies Colleges to Let Student Athletes Profit.” Paul Basken, Times Higher Education, October 1, 2019.
“Federal Consumer Agency Hires Exec in Complaint-Ridden Pa. Firm as Watchdog.” Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 20, 2019.
“US News & World Report Ranks America’s ‘Best’ Colleges. But, Is There Really a Way to Know?” Chris Quintana, USA Today, August 7, 2019.
“Graduate Students are Mounting Degrees of Protest over ‘Hidden Fees’. Jon Marcus, The Washington Post, August 2, 2019.
“Broke Millennials Are Flocking to Financial Guru Dave Ramsey. Is His Advice Any Good?” Kristen Bahler, Money, April 16, 2019.
“From Tennessee to Chicago, Free College Programs Take Off.” Douglas Belkin and Michelle Hackman, The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2019.
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.