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
Whether your institution is a small, expensive private college that began working with aid optimization consultants decades ago or a large, low-cost regional public university that only recently felt a need for more strategic use of aid, all universities must be sure they are getting the most from their allocation of financial aid. But financial…
Enrollment leaders have always made predictions about the future, using whatever tools they had at their disposal. Recent technological advances have made it possible to make better predictions with more sophisticated analytic tools. Read on to learn about two easy ways you can use analytics to prioritize the right students for certain communications. Let’s first…
Tuition resets have been a hot topic of conversation lately in higher education. In the high-price, high-discount world of most private colleges, a tuition reset can seem like an intuitive choice. If the list price is turning students off, but few (if any) students actually pay the list price, why not reduce list price and…