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
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
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.
Which Colleges Give You the Most for Your Money? Depends on How You Measure It.” George Anders, The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2017.
Tuition Covered, but Challenges Remain, for Students in MATC’s ‘Promise’ Program.” Nico Savidge, Wisconsin State Journal, August 27, 2017.
The Hidden Cost of College: Rising Student Fees.” Jeff Selingo, The Washington Post, August 24, 2017.
Quoted in the Media
Only One Public College Failed a Government Accountability Test. Here’s Why It Won’t Be Punished.” Steven Johnson, The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2018.
Where Did America’s Dream of Free College Go?” Adam Harris, The Atlantic, September 11, 2018.
A Big Payout on Student Loans? There’s an App for That.” Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, August 27, 2018.
College-Bound? These Fees Could End Up Being a Big Surprise.” Deirdre Fernandes, The Boston Globe, August 20, 2018.
Why Does Publishing Higher-Ed Research Take So Long?” Alexander Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 16, 2018.
Debt-Free College? House Democrats Introduce Higher Education Bill.” Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post, July 24, 2018.
Parents Are Borrowing Even More to Pay for Their Kids’ College.” Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, July 9, 2018.
The 20 College Majors With Lowest Average Student Debt.” David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, July 5, 2018.
Cutting Away from Excelsior.” Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed, June 20, 2018.
University of Houston Faces a Widening Money Gap to Keep Pace in Big-Time Programs.” David Barron, The Houston Chronicle, June 15, 2018.
Tuition Freezes in the Works at Most Minnesota Public Campuses.” Maura Lerner, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 4, 2018.
A Degree With Zero Student Debt. Does It Work?” Emily Siner, NPR, May 28, 2018.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” Henry Grabar, Slate, May 21, 2018.
Settlement With Larry Nassar Victims Will Have Impact on Michigan State.” Will Hobson and Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post, May 16, 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.
Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, But They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs.” Erica Green, The New York Times, December 19, 2017.
House GOP Takes First Step in Rewriting Higher Education Act.” Benjamin Wermund, Politico, December 4, 2017.
Higher Education Act Proposal Primes Fight Over Future of Colleges.” Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2017.
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.