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George Spencer

Dean's Faculty Fellow

George Spencer

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George Spencer is a Dean's Faculty Fellow at NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He conducts quantitative research on two related areas of inquiry: understanding students' educational pathways from high school through college, and evaluating the effectiveness of policy levers intended to improve college readiness, access, and completion. His work in these areas has been published in Research in Higher Education and is forthcoming in the Review of Higher Education and Teachers College Record. George's current research estimates the impact of policies to support students transferring between colleges and universities. His other work examines efforts, such as dual enrollment and individualized learning plans, to better prepare high school students for postsecondary success. Previously, Dr. Spencer was a research associate at the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE). His dissertation was funded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). He received both his master's degree and doctorate in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University.