Stephen DesJardins is a professor of education with a courtesy appointment as a professor of public policy at the Ford School. He teaches courses related to public policy in higher education, economics, and finances in postsecondary education, statistical methods, and institutional research and policy analysis. His research interests include student transitions from high school to college, what happens to students once they enroll in college, the economics of education, and applying statistical techniques to the study of these issues. He is on the editorial board of Economics of Education Review, is a contributing editor to Research in Higher Education, and is the methodology section editor for Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. DesJardins received a BS in economics from Northern Michigan University, an MA in policy analysis and labor economics from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs (University of Minnesota), and a PhD in higher education, also from Minnesota.