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.