Student Financial Aid

It is a very kind thing that Mr. Smith did, but if we’re going to try to solve student loan problems, we can’t rely on the benevolence of billionaires to provide stopgaps that public policy should be fixing.
— In The Washington Post

The racial gap in student debt for graduates of state universities in Texas.The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, August 5, 2019.

Are Texas college students taking on too much debt? A new study suggests maybe.” Eva-Marie Ayala, Dallas Morning News, July 24, 2019.

Robert F. Smith lifted a debt burden from 396 Morehouse graduates. It remains for thousands of other African Americans.” Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post, May 31, 2019.

Warren zeroes in on race.” Andrew Kreighbaum, InsideHigherEd, May 7, 2019.


Affirmative Action

University of Pennsylvania Consortium for Policy Research in Education 2019 podcast conversation with Dr. Marybeth Gasman on my affirmative action research.

Why might states ban affirmative action?Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings Institution), April 12, 2019.


Campus Climate

Getting a certain number of different types of students is not enough to guarantee that an environment will feel inclusive for students.
— In The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is protesting a privilege?” Liam Adams, The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 5, 2017.