Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org) York is a Ph.D. candidate in the Administration and Policy Analysis program and an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow. He received an M.A. in Political Science from Stanford and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to starting his Ph.D. program, he worked in investment banking, at an education foundation, and as an after-school program director at a public elementary school. Ben uses experimental and quasi-experimental analysis techniques to study the effects of providing theoretically-helpful information to parents and teachers of young children. He also develops and tests early childhood education programs.