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Bridget Terry Long
Academic Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics

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  • College completion
  • Demographics
  • Readiness

Bridget Terry Long is academic dean and professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is an economist who specializes in the study of higher education, particularly the transition from high school to higher education and beyond. Her work focuses on college student access and choice, and the factors that influence students’ postsecondary and labor market outcomes. Current projects examine the roles of information and assistance in promoting college savings, academic preparation and enrollment. Other work examines the effects of financial aid programs, the impact of postsecondary remediation, and the roles of instructor quality, class size, and support programs on student outcomes. Long is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; a member of the board of directors for MDRC; a member and former chair of the National Board for Education Sciences, the presidentially appointed advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education; and has testified before Congressional committees. She has a doctorate from the Harvard University department of economics and a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University.