Brian Holzman

Current Position: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University

Brian was a doctoral candidate in Sociology of Education and Higher Education at Stanford University. He has a B.S. in Sociology, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University. In his research, Brian bridges sociological literature and college choice theory to examine racial and socioeconomic stratification in educational attainment. He seeks to illuminate potholes in the postsecondary pathway and use quasi-experimental techniques to identify interventions and policies that ease educational transitions for traditionally underrepresented youth. Before graduate school, Brian interned on the Policy and Budget Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and worked as a Senior Program Support Representative at Reading is Fundamental, Inc. More recently, he was a Research Associate at the American Institutes for Research, where he worked on a variety of evaluations and technical assistance centers related to early college high school, high school accountability, and special education.