Bridget Long
Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics

Higher Ed

  • College preparation
  • Access
  • Admission
  • Financial aid
  • College graduation rates
  • Community colleges
  • Developmental education
  • Remediation
  • Federal policy

Bridget Long is the dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the saris professor of education and economics. Long’s research focuses on student access and success in higher education and the challenges student face, such as affordability, academic preparation, and incomplete or complex information. She is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a fellow of the International Academy of Education, and was elected to the National Academy of Education. Long was appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences and is a member of the Board of Directors for MDRC and the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees from the Harvard University Department of Economics and her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in economics with a certificate in Afro-American studies.