Daniel Kreisman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ford School’s Education Policy Initiative (EPI). His research addresses topics in education policy, labor economics, education finance and the economics of education. In recent work he explores the impact of philanthropic investments on racial inequality in Southern schooling. Other interests include the impact of private spending on public education, high school career-tech programs, and labor market discrimination. At the Ford School, Dan is coordinating a research team evaluating various outcomes from Michigan Community Colleges using newly collected institutional data. He has worked for The National Opinion Research Center and Chapin Hall, and has received grant and fellowship awards from the American Education Research Association and the Institute of Education Sciences. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a BA in History and Philosophy from Tulane University; before graduate school he taught high school English in New Orleans.