Dennis A. Kramer II, Ph.D.

Co-Director – Higher Education

Research Interests:
Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Decision-Making, Economics of Education

Dennis Kramer is an expert on postsecondary education, state and federal education policy, and the use of quantitative methods to inform decision-making. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy and the Founding Director of the Education Policy Research Center at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the use of behavioral insights to understand education-based decision-making, the antecedents, and outcomes of federal, state, and local policies, and broadly the economics of education.  His work has been featured in several top peer-reviewed journals within education, public policy, and public administration.

In addition to this academic role, Kramer is a non-resident Fellow with the Office of Evaluation Sciences (OES) within the General Services Administration (GSA) — formerly the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST). He also holds affiliations with the Office of Federal Student, U.S. Department of Education and the Lab@DC.

Kramer earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University.