Over his four years at EAB, Alex’s research has focused on trends in new student recruitment and financial aid allocation; strategic pricing and financial aid strategy; collaboration between enrollment management and academic affairs; EM org design; and the use of analytics.
Alex is a lead researcher for EAB’s Enrollment Management Forum where his current research interests include the relationship between financial aid and student success, SEM planning, and mechanisms for state funding of higher education.
Outside of work, Alex is an avid soccer (Liverpool) and baseball (Pirates) fan. He enjoys travel to remote destinations (recently: Eje Cafetero, Colombia and Newfoundland, Canada), and has an interest in the history of ideas in American politics. On weekends he can be found on his bicycle (afternoon) or trying a new DC restaurant (evening).
Alex holds an M.A. in Social Science with a concentration in Political Theory from the University of Chicago and B.A. in Intellectual History from Dickinson College where he graduated summa cum laude.
Research and Insights
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