Type: Seminar

Cultivating a college-going culture: Evidence from the Kalamazoo Promise

Date & time

Aug 10, 2016, 11:30 am-1:00 pm EDT


About the speaker:

Meredith Billings is a doctoral candidate in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education (CSHPE) at the University of Michigan. Her research interests focus on college affordability, state higher education financing policies, and tuition setting for public colleges and universities. Prior to coming to Michigan, Meredith worked as an institutional researcher at Tufts University for three years. She holds a bachelor of science in neuroscience from the College of William and Mary and a master's of arts in higher education from the University of Maryland.

About CIERS:

The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.