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Sean Baser

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Doctoral Student

Sean Baser is a doctoral student at the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education and a Research Associate at the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. His research lies at the nexus of education politics, policy, and governance. Baser’s recent work has examined state authorization, interest groups, the role of political nonprofits and “dark money” in higher education, dual enrollment, community college governance, and tenure. 

He earned an Associate in Science degree in Business Administration from Tulsa Community College in 2014, dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Management Information Systems from Oklahoma State University in 2015, and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education from the University of Houston in 2016. While at the University of Houston, Baser served as a graduate assistant in the Dean of Students office with the primary responsibility of adjudicating disciplinary matters and as a graduate research assistant for an NSF study of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship in the Institute for Education Policy Research & Evaluation.

News Featuring Sean Baser
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 12:59pm

Professor Amy Stich, Professor George Spencer (NYU), Brionna Johnson (MEd 2022), and Sean Baser (doctoral candidate) joined forces to identify obstacles to higher education policy implementation.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 1:28pm

“Overwhelmed with gratitude” is how Sean Baser described his emotions at the annual McBee Institute student awards lunch held on Monday, October 24.

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 10:52am

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum returned as an in-person gathering on June 6-9, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:52pm

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…

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:43am

IHE Research Roundtable brought together a group of research awardees and reviewers to share their experience and answer questions about getting dissertation research funding from NAE/Spencer Foundation, AERA, and NSF/AERA.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:20pm

"The Relationships Between State Community College Governance Centralization and Local Appropriations" appears in the latest issue of Higher Education Politics & Economics. The research by Lindsey Hammond (PhD 2020), Sean Baser (PhD student) and…

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 11:31am

Erik Ness is PI of a grant from Arnold Ventures and SHEEO to investigate authorization processes of higher education institutions across the 50 states.

The grant team, which includes PHD candidate Sean Baser, will evaluate the licensing and certification…

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 8:05am

The Institute will be well represented at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum in Denver, May 28-31. Faculty, students, and alumni will be presenting and leading discussion groups.  

Wednesday, May 29
10:15 am - Lori Hagood (PhD…

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