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Sean Baser

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PhD, 2024

Dr. Sean Baser earned his doctorate at the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education and is a senior policy analyst at the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) Association. His research interests lie at the nexus of education politics, policy, and governance. His recent work has focused on state authorization, interest groups, dual enrollment, community college governance, state-level changes to tenure policies, and the role of political nonprofits and “dark money” in education.

In his role with SHEEO, Baser provides support on a variety of projects and initiatives, including efforts to improve state authorization, as well as the development and analysis of SHEEO’s Membership Report and Strong Foundations survey of postsecondary data systems. Prior to joining SHEEO, Baser served as a graduate research assistant and research associate with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. In this role, he provided quantitative and qualitative expertise by collecting and reporting data, conducting advanced statistical analysis, synthesizing academic literature and policy trends, and developing visualizations and dashboards to improve decision-making on a wide range of higher education topics (namely, strategic enrollment management).

Baser earned an associate degree in business administration from Tulsa Community College in 2014, dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and management information systems from Oklahoma State University in 2015, and a master’s in education 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

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…

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…

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