Douglas Shapiro
Executive Research Director

Higher Ed

  • Access
  • College completion
  • Data and statistics
  • Enrollment
  • Readiness

Douglas T. Shapiro is an expert in the uses of postsecondary student data for academic and policy research, program evaluation, institutional effectiveness and strategic planning. At the Clearinghouse, he is responsible for overseeing the research uses of the nation’s largest student-level longitudinal dataset of college enrollment and degree information, in order to help improve institutional practice, inform policy and increase student success. Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, he was the director of institutional research at The New School in New York City. Previous to that, he served as the vice president for research and policy development at the Minnesota Private College Council. Shapiro has directed research in areas such as student persistence, transfer and completion, college costs and financial aid, impact of recessions on enrollment, academic performance of student athletes, and markets for highly-educated labor. He holds a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Chicago.