Bridget Terry Long

Saris Professor of Education and Economics, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Bridget Terry Long is the Saris Professor of Education and Economics and former Academic Dean at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Long is an economist who focuses on education with an emphasis on college access and success. Several current projects examine the roles of information and assistance in promoting college savings behavior, the completion of financial aid forms, and the likelihood of enrolling in college full-time. Other studies by Long examine the effects of financial aid; the impact of postsecondary remediation; and the role of instructor quality, class size, and support programs on student outcomes.

Long is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and member of the Board of Directors for MDRC. She has been a presidential appointee and served as Chair of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), the advisory panel of the U.S. Department of Education. Long has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, and she has testified multiple times before Congressional Committees on education issues. Long received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the Harvard University Department of Economics and her A.B. from Princeton University.