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Rethinking Student Aid
Director, Institute on Education and the Economy and Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
Thomas Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an economist with a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and he has specialties in education, labor economics and econometrics. He is the founder and director of the Community College Research Center and the National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Bailey's recent work analyzes access and student success at community college, with a particular focus on the experiences of low-income and minority students. His most recent book is Defending the Community College Equity Agenda (co-edited with Vanessa Smith Morest), published in 2006 by Johns Hopkins University Press. He frequently speaks in the United States and abroad on education, workforce and community college issues.