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.
Sarah Cannon is a postdoctoral fellow with the Ford School's Education Policy Initiative. Her research interests focus on education policy, and how the rural social context affects individuals and communities. She holds a PhD in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from Carleton College. Previously, she taught high school math through Teach for America in South Dakota.
Julian Hsu is a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of Michigan whose research interests lie in analyzing college course choices and their relation to college majors and graduation time. As a Junior Fellow at the University of Michigan's Learning Analytics Fellows program, he uses administrative transcript data from the University of Michigan Data Warehouse to study college course selection.
Andrew Litten is a doctoral candidate in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. He studies labor economics and public finance, and his main topics of interest include the economics of education and US tax policy. Before coming to the University of Michigan, Andrew earned a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Chicago in 2011, and prior to that worked in the taxation and assurance divisions of PricewaterhouseCoopers as a CPA.
Carrie Xu is the first joint doctoral candidate in economics and information science at the University of Michigan. Her main fields of interest are labor, behavioral and experimental economics. Carrie's current research examines peer effects using experimental methods in contexts such as college education. She received a bachelor of art in economics with a minor in applied mathematics from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2011.