Oded Gurantz
Assistant Professor

Higher Ed

  • College readiness
  • Advanced placement
  • Access
  • Financial aid
  • College graduation rates
  • Community colleges
  • Data and statistics
  • Research and methodology
  • Low-income students
  • SAT

Oded Gurantz is an assistant professor in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. Previously, Oded was an Institute of Education Sciences fellow in the Stanford Graduate School of Education and worked as an associate policy research scientist at the College Board. His research focuses on gaps in college enrollment and completion between students from historically underserved groups. With a background in economics and education policy, he uses quantitative research methods, primarily quasi-experimental and experimental designs, to examine programs and policies that are both effective and efficient in ameliorating educational disparities. A key component of Oded’s research agenda is the development of long-term, collaborative partnerships with educational and government agencies. This approach helps his findings address not just theoretical questions in the literature, but ensures that the results are relevant to current public policy debates and well-positioned to lead to actionable change.