Education policy analysis; Racial and socioeconomic inequality in college access and success; Immigrant assimilation and immigration reform; Causal inference; Treatment effect heterogeneity
Brian Holzman is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). His primary research interests include understanding racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in college access and success and evaluating policies and interventions that can reduce gaps between groups. In his work, Brian employs rigorous quantitative research methods like quasi-experimental techniques and state and national data. His ongoing research examines the in-state resident tuition policies for undocumented students, summer melt, social interactions in high school, and college knowledge.
Brian completed a Ph.D. in Sociology of Education and Higher Education at Stanford University. He also holds an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford University and a B.S. in Sociology, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before entering graduate school, Brian worked at the American Institutes for Research and Reading is Fundamental.