Headshot of Elizabeth Burland.

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy and Sociology at the University of Michigan and an incoming Assistant Research Professor at the University of Connecticut's School of Public Policy.

I am a mixed methods scholar, with research that focuses on social stratification, education policy, and data analysis. I use experimental, quasi-experimental, and qualitative methods to make sense of educational decision making and inequality. My current work focuses on how students make postsecondary decisions, how federal and local financial aid policies affect college going, and how educational inequality contributes to social stratification. I received my  bachelor's degree in public policy and a master's degree in urban affairs and public policy from the (now) Biden School of Public Policy at the University of Delaware. Prior to moving to Michigan, I worked as a research and staff support for the state of Delaware's Wilmington Education Improvement Commission.

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