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Brent Evans

Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Brent Evans

Brent is a doctoral student in Higher Education at Stanford University and an IES Pre-doctoral Fellow. He received a BA from the University of Virginia in Physics and American Government, an MEd in Higher Education from Harvard University, and an MA in Economics from Stanford University. Brent's professional experience includes teaching at Haileybury College in England, working in undergraduate admissions at the University of Virginia, and conducting research and policy analysis on federal financial aid in Washington DC for the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Working in collaboration with Eric Bettinger, his current research interests focus on higher education access and persistence.

Recent Publications

College Admission Testing in America . Brent Evans. In Stead, V. (Ed.), International Perspectives in Higher Education Admission Policy: A reader, New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2015.
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam . Eric P. Bettinger, Brent Evans, Devin G. Pope. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Forthcoming.
Setting Aside the Course Reader: The Legal, Economic, and Pedagogical Reasons . Brent Evans, John Willinsky. Innovative Higher Education, 38(5), pp. 341-354. 2013.
The Role of Intergovernmental Relations in K-12 to Higher Education Transitions . Michael W. Kirst, Michael D. Usdan, Brent Evans, Jon Valant. 2011.