Daniel Klasik earned his Ph.D. in Education Policy and M.A. in Economics at Stanford University. Dr. Klasik's research uses a wide variety of quantitative methods to study student pathways into and through postsecondary education. His ongoing research agenda spans a number of topics about the forces that shape inequities in whether and where students attend college, with work examining racial and economic stratification in higher education; how students make choices about where to apply to college; the effect of affirmative action and other admissions policies on campus diversity; the complicated steps that lead to four-year college enrollment; and how geography and geographic immobility influence where students enroll in college and their later life outcomes. His work can be found in a wide variety of education and policy journals, and in 2016 he was recognized as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for his work trying to better understand students' college application behavior.