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Bridget Terry Long

Education Economist

Professor Bridget Terry Long is an economist specializing in the study of college access and choice and the factors that influence postsecondary student success, especially in regard to poor and underserved populations. Her recent and ongoing projects include a study of the effects of simplifying the financial aid application process, the impact of postsecondary remediation on student outcomes, and analysis of interventions designed to improve college student success. 

Long is professor of education and economics at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2005, the Chronicle of Higher Education featured her as a leading voice in higher education, and she is the 2008 recipient of the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In June 2010, she was appointed by President Obama as a member of the National Board of Education Sciences, the advisory panel of the U.S. Department of Education. She currently serves as vice chair of the board.


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