Sandy Baum is an independent higher-education policy analyst and consultant. Research Professor at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, Dr. Baum earned her B.A. in Sociology at Bryn Mawr College, where she is currently a member of the Board of Trustees, and her Ph.D. in Economics at Columbia University. She has written and spoken extensively on issues relating to college access, college pricing, student aid policy, student debt, affordability, and other aspects of higher-education finance. A sought-after expert who is frequently quoted in the national media, she has testified before Senate and House committees on matters of higher-education finance.
Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Research Professor, The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Commentary January 20, 2015
Comments by Sandy Baum and Judith Scott-Clayton on the White House Announcement on New Community College Initiatives
Forum October 21, 2013
Improving College Outcomes: A Modern Approach to Financing Higher Education
Policy Proposals October 21, 2013