Celeste Carruthers is a visiting professor with the Ford School's Education Policy Initiative. She is an associate professor in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research. Her research centers on education policy with crossovers into public economics, labor economics, and economic history. Through her recent and ongoing projects, she examines the effect of financial aid on college choices, career and technical education at secondary and post-secondary levels, and the conditional black-white wage gap as of 1940. She is a co-editor of Economics of Education Review, a member of the Association for Education Finance and Policy Board of Directors, and an affiliated researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER). Carruthers earned a PhD in economics from the University of Florida.