Skip to main content

Brent Evans

Education Evolution: Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st-century needs

Aug. 20, 2019—Some of the leading efforts to understand the changing nature of public higher education, and implement policies to address those shifts, are being directed by faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

Read more


Pre-college advising programs improve numbers of marginalized students going to college

May. 1, 2019—A new Vanderbilt study finds that a pre-college advising program in high schools increases community college enrollment for Hispanic students of all income levels and low-income students in general. The paper is published in the "Journal of Policy Analysis and Management."

Read more


Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st century needs

Apr. 3, 2019—Some of the leading efforts to understand the changing nature of public higher education, and implement policies to address those shifts, are being directed by Peabody faculty and alumni.

Read more


Student loan aversion article tops AERA’s most popular articles

Jan. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt scholars topped the American Educational Research Association’s list of most-read articles in 2017.

Read more


People with less financial knowledge unlikely to borrow for college

May. 31, 2017—People with low levels of financial literacy or who have used payday lending are far less willing to borrow to pay for college, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

Read more


Fears about college debt vary by subgroup, study finds

Apr. 7, 2017—Loan aversion is more common in prospective college students than previously documented and may be affected by gender, age and race.

Read more


GRE may be poor predictor of science success: study

Jan. 19, 2017—Since it was created in 1949, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) has been one of the most widely used requirements for admission to U.S. graduate schools. As a predictor of performance and success in graduate school, however, the exam is not without its critics.

Read more


MEDIA TIP SHEET: Experts available to comment on back-to-school trends

Jul. 28, 2016—Faculty at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College are available to comment on trends in K-12 and higher education.

Read more


What makes students stick with a MOOC?

Feb. 26, 2016—A new large-scale study took an in-depth look at persistence and engagement in Massive Open Online Courses.

Read more


TIP SHEET: Vanderbilt experts available for back-to-school stories

Aug. 6, 2015—Topics range from pre-K to post-secondary education.

Read more


‘Loan aversion’ is focus of new higher ed study

Jan. 15, 2015—A new two-year Vanderbilt study seeks to better understand students’ potential aversion to borrowing for college.

Read more


Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student honors, awards and achievements

Aug. 1, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and student honors, awards and achievements.

Read more


VIEW MORE EVENTS >