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Dennis Kramer

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PhD, 2014

Dr. Dennis A. Kramer II is a visiting associate professor of Education Policy within the Johns Hopkins University's School of Education. He also currently serves as a Senior Advisor within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid. 

He previously served as an assistant professor of education policy at the University of Florida and as the director of the College of Education’s Education Policy Research Center.

His research focuses on the use of behavioral insights to understand education-based decision making and education policy at the federal, state, and local levels. Dr. Kramer specializes in the use of quasi-experimental techniques as well as behavioral “nudges” and randomized control trials to evaluate the effects of education policies. He concluded a two-year study examining the role of information and admissions waivers as an effective mechanism for re-engaging community college dropouts in Florida.

Dr. Kramer was a faculty fellow within the General Services Administration’s Office of Evaluation Sciences. He also was the Senior Research and Policy Analyst for the Georgia Department of Education Policy Division.

News Featuring Dennis Kramer

A large number of MIHE students, faculty, alumni, and former postdoctoral associates are participating in the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Cultivating Equitable Education Systems for the 21st Century. The…

With the cost of and need for college degrees rising, a common solution across 23 states has been to allow community colleges to award bachelor’s degrees. The perceived expansion of the traditional community college role has caused concern over how the policies…

Denisa Gándara (PhD 2016) and Dennis Kramer (PhD 2014) have been elected to serve as members-at-large on the executive committee of the ASHE Council for Public Policy in Higher Education. Denisa is an assistant professor of higher education at Southern…

Three IHE alumni were recognized in the September 2016 newsletter of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), a scholarly society dedicated to higher education as a field of study.

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