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Elizabeth Burland

5203 Joan and Sanford Weill Hall · 735 South State Street · Ann Arbor, MI 48109

eburland@umich.edu · linkedin.com/in/elizabethburland


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Public Policy and Sociology, University of Michigan (2016 - )

  • M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware Master’s thesis: Governing Wilmington Public Education: Legal Legacy, Community Impacts, Policy Recommendations. Chair: Daniel Rich. (2014-2015)

  • B.A. (Honors) in Public Policy, University of Delaware, Cum Laude (2011-2015)

AREAS OF STUDY

Inequality | Social Stratification | Education| Financial Aid Policy | Qualitative Methods | Quantitative Methods


Publications

  • Elizabeth Burland, Susan Dynarski, Katherine Michelmore, Stephanie Owen, and Shwetha Raghuraman. “The Power of Certainty: Experimental Evidence on the Effective Design of “Free Tuition” Programs.”

  • Elizabeth Burland. 2019. “Wealth and Well-Being in the United States.” Pp. 221–45 in Wealth(s) and Subjective Well-Being. Vol. 76, Social Indicators Research. Springer, Cham.


MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

  • Elizabeth Burland. “Following in Their Footsteps or Avoiding Their Mistakes? The Role of Older Siblings in Shaping College Decision Making.”

  • Elizabeth Burland, Stefanie DeLuca, Susan Dynarski, and Katherine Michelmore. “What Makes Financial Aid Interventions Effective? The Mechanisms Underlying the HAIL Experiment.”

  • Fabian Pfeffer and Elizabeth Burland. “Unequal Effects of Expanding Student Financial Aid? Effects of the 1992 Higher Education Act Reauthorization."


SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, & AWARDS

University of Michigan

  • (2022) Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues, Institute for Social Research. (Dissertation Fellowship, $25,000).

  • (2022) Doctoral Graduate Student Research Assistant Funding Competition: Research on Strategies to Prevent and Alleviate Poverty, Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan. ($11,598, declined)

  • (2017-2021) Institute of Education Sciences Fellowship and Predoctoral Training Program in Causal Inference in Education Policy Research, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Education Policy Initiative, University of Michigan. ($120,000 / 4 years)

  • (2020) Weinberg Graduate Student Award, University of Michigan Population Studies Center. Title: Study on Decision Making After High School. ($4,000)

  • (2020) Sarri Family Foundation Fellowship, University of Michigan Center for Political Studies. Title: Study on Decision Making After High School. ($6,000)

  • (2018) ISR-Rackham Summer Training Award, University of Michigan.

University of Delaware

  • (2015) School of Public Policy and Administration Director’s Citation Award, University of Delaware.

  • (2015) Pi Alpha Alpha, Global Honors Society for Public Affairs and Administration.


SELECTED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • (2019 - present) Co-Principal Investigator (with Stefanie DeLuca) | HAIL Scholarship Qualitative Study, Title: How High-Achieving Low-Income Students Respond to Targeted Financial Aid, Ann Arbor, MI

  • (2017- present) Research Assistant | University of Michigan’s Education Policy Initiative, Ann Arbor, MI

  • (2017- present) Predoctoral Trainee | Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • (2015-16) Research Analyst | Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, Institute for Public Administration, Newark, DE

  • (2014-15) Graduate Research Assistant | Institute for Public Administration, Newark, DE


SELECT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

External Conferences

  • 2022: American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • 2021: Population Association of American (PAA); Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP)

  • 2020: Population Association of America (PAA)

  • 2019: Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP)

Invited Presentations

  • 2021: Role of Higher Education in Social Mobility and Social Reproduction Conference, Michigan State University (funded by the Spencer Foundation).

University of Michigan Workshops

  • 2022: Inequality and Social Demography Workshop (University of Michigan)

  • 2021: Causal Inference in Education Policy Research Seminar (CIERS, University of Michigan)

  • 2019: the Center for Inequality Dynamics' Inequality Lab (University of Michigan); Causal Inference in Education Policy Research Seminar (CIERS, University of Michigan)

  • 2018: the Center for Inequality Dynamics' Inequality Lab (University of Michigan); Inequality and Social Demography Workshop (University of Michigan); Causal Inference in Education Policy Research Seminar (CIERS, University of Michigan)


TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

University of Michigan

Graduate Student Instructor

  • (2021) Graduate Student Instructor, Evaluating Public Policies (Program Evaluation for Public Policy), Ford School of Public Policy (PubPol479).

Guest Lecturer

  • (2021) Guest Lecture, Children and Youth Services and Social Policies, School of Social Work (SSW 633). Title: Education Policy and Funding Higher Education.

  • (2021) Guest Lecture, Causal Inference in Education Policy Research, Ford School of Public Policy (PubPol 712). Title: Mixed Methods Research: Implementing a Qualitative Study within a Randomized, Controlled Trial.

  • (2019) Guest Lecture, Urban Inequality, Department of Sociology (SOC 335). Title: Educational Inequality in an Urban Context.

Mentorship

  • (2020-22) Project Manager, Postsecondary Student Decision Making Study. (5 Masters and PhD level research assistants).

  • (2019) Graduate Student Preliminary Exam Mentor, Department of Sociology. Subject area: Demography: Inequality, Family, Health and Aging, and Demographic Methods. (4 PhD students).

  • (2019) Sociology Undergraduate Research Opportunity (SURO) supervisor. Project: “The Effects of Expanding Financial Aid: The Higher Education Act Re-Authorization of 1992.” (1 undergraduate student)

University of Delaware

Teaching

  • (2015) Teaching Assistant, Working and Learning in Washington, DC., Co-listed Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy and Administration (POSC 483/UAPP 433/UAPP 733-010).


RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • (2015-16) Administrative Coordinator | Wilmington Education Improvement Commission, Institute for Public Administration, Newark, DE

  • (2014-15) Graduate Public Administration Fellow, Program Coordinator: University of Delaware Washington, DC Experience | Institute for Public Administration, Newark, DE

  • (2014) Legislative Fellow | Delaware General Assembly, House Majority Caucus, Dover, DE


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES

American Sociological Association

  • Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility (Communications Committee 2018-2019)

  • Section on Sociology of Education (Newsletter Editor, August 2018)

University of Michigan

  • Education Policy Initiative, Antiracism Working Group (Participant, 2020-present)

  • Virtual Inequality Brownbag, Center for Inequality Dynamics (Organizing Committee 2021)

  • Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (Co-coordinator 2019-2021; Participant, 2016-present)

  • Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar Climate & Inclusion Working Group (Member, 2019-present)

  • Center for Inequality Dynamics (Affiliate, 2019-present)

  • Inequality, Demography and Family Workshop (Co-coordinator 2018-2019; Participant 2016-present)

  • The Inequality Lab (Member, 2017-present)

  • Workshop on Race and Racial Ideologies (Participant 2017-present)

  • Sociology Department Graduate Student Recruitment Coordinator (2020-2021)

  • Workshop on Poverty and Inequality, Poverty Solutions (Participant 2017-2019)

  • Ford School of Public Policy, Ph.D. Admissions Committee (Committee member 2017-2019)

  • Graduate Employees’ Organization (Department of Sociology Steward 2017-2018)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

  • Association for Education Finance and Policy

  • American Education Research Association

  • American Sociological Association

  • Population Association of America


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS