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Ellie Bruecker, ELPA PhD student, recently co-authored the following report with the Association of Community College Trustees: 
These groups (TICAS and ACCT) are national leaders in higher education policy analysis. 

Brett Nachman, ELPA PhD student, wrote a chapter on community college honors students embarking on transfer to four-year institutions with honors programs, and what institutional partnerships among honors programs may look like. The chapter was called "Bridging the Academic Gap" and was published in the Structural Challenges and the Future of Honors Education (Honors Education in Transition) book, recently published by Rowman and Littlefield. Here is the link:

Mary Herrmann, ELPA PhD alumna and clinical assistant professor in the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a new book titled “Decide to Lead: Building Capacity and Leveraging Change through Decision-Making.”  


Op-ed co-authored by ELPA alum Mark Paige argues for abolition of Department of Education.

Mauriell Amechi, ELPA PhD student recent published “There’s no autonomy”: Narratives of Self-
Authorship from Black Male Foster Care Alumni in Higher Education in the Journal of African American Males in Education
Fall 2016 - Vol. 7 Issue 2​

Mark Paige, ELPA PhD Alum, professor of public policy at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth​ Building a Better Teacher Understanding Value-Added Models in the Law of Teacher Education

Scott Seyforth, ELPA PhD Alum publications.  
​The Life and Times of Carson Gulley and
“In People’s Faces for Lesbian and Gay Rights”: Stories of Activism in Madison, Wisconsin, 1970 to 1990

Mark Paige, JD, ELPA PhD alum, and currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, recently published  "Use existing laws to address teacher quality".

Terrance Green, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, and ELPA alum, received the 

the William J. Davis Award which is given annually to the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in Educational Administration Quarterly (EAQ) during the preceding volume year.

Ellie Brueckner, PhD student, "The Real College Debt Crisis: How Student Borrowing Threatens Financial Well-Being and Erodes the American Dream," was recently published in the Journal of Student Financial Aid.  Ellie is a PhD student in ELPA.

Mauriell Amechi, Director of the Community Outreach, Retention and Engagement Program at the University of Minnesota and ELPA PhD student, weighs in on Living Learning Communities.  
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