UF expert available on overhaul of college student loan debt rules
FACULTY EXPERT: DENNIS KRAMER, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education Policy
University of Florida College of Education
Director, UF Education Policy Research Center
Faculty Fellow, U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Evaluation Sciences (beginning October 2017)
Dennis Kramer's research has focused on the economics of education, analysis of federal, state and local education policies, and the role of financial incentives in shaping student behavior and the labor market. Currently, he is a co-investigator for a two-year funded study examining the role of information and admissions waivers as effective mechanisms for re-engaging community college dropouts in Florida. Beginning in October, Kramer will serve for one year as a faculty fellow with the General Services Administration’s Office of Evaluation Sciences. He will join an interdisciplinary team of fellows and applied researchers from universities, government agencies and research organizations from around the country to improve how the government serves the public.
Kramer can be reached at email@example.com; or (w) 352-273-4315, or (c) 714-514-6442
SOME TOPIC BACKGROUND:
According to a report on Monday’s public hearing published in yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) email edition of Politico’s Morning Education: “Officials from a number of higher education groups (at the hearing) thanked the administration for a chance to renegotiate the 'gainful employment' and loan-borrower's defense regulations to repayment rules, while consumer advocates blasted the decision to write them as a waste of time and taxpayer funding."
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