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Dennis A. Kramer

Assistant Professor University of Florida


Dennis A. Kramer serves as an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and the Associate Director of the UF’s Institute for Higher Education. His prior research has focused on the economics of higher education, the evaluation of federal and state policy adoption, and impact of state decision on community and four-year institutions. Kramer specializes in the adaptation of advanced quantitative measures to education-based policy questions and program evaluation. He focuses on the utilization of the econometrics, quasi-experimental, parametric and nonparametric economic models, and hierarchical linear models within higher education.

Dennis has presented at leading higher education conferences on the role and financing of intercollegiate athletics and recently co-edited a book chapter with Robert K. Toutkoushian (UGA) titled Analyzing Equity in Faculty Compensation. His work has been featured within the Chronicle of Higher Education, Insider HigherEd, ESPN, and Yahoo Sports. His co-edited volume with J. Douglas Toma (UGA) entitled The Uses of Intercollegiate Athletics: Opportunities and Challenges in Positioning Universities received high acclaim and serves a foundation text to introduce the connections between university athletics and the academic core.

Prior to joining the faculty at UF, Kramer served as an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Virginia. Prior to Virginia, Kramer served as the Senior Research and Policy Analyst for the Policy Division at the Georgia Department of Education where he led the agency’s strategic research agenda and program evaluation while managing all of Georgia’s external research collaborations and grants. In addition, he served as the lead analyst for Georgia’s ESEA flexibility waiver and its development of the College and Career Ready Performance Index. During graduate school, Dennis served as the research and policy fellow for the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.

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