Susan Dynarski

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Access
  • Achievement gap
  • Charter schools
  • College graduation rates
  • College readiness
  • College savings plans
  • Data and statistics
  • Financial aid
  • Lenders
  • Pell Grant
  • Poverty
  • Research and methodology
  • Value of college

Susan Dynarski is a professor of public policy, education and economics at the University of Michigan, where she holds appointments at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Education, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research. She is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment. She is a nonresident senior fellow in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution. Dynarski has been a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Princeton University, as well as an associate professor at Harvard University. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators awarded her the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for excellence in research on student aid. Dynarski has testified about education and tax policy before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, and the President’s Commission on Tax Reform. Dynarski earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard, and a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.