Daniel W Player

Daniel W. Player

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Education & Training
Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington, 2006
B.S., Economics, Brigham Young University, 1999

Dan Player’s research is focused on issues in education policy. His work has examined questions such as how teacher ability is recognized and rewarded in schools, whether teacher performance predicts turnover, and how teachers respond to working conditions. He is also interested in evaluating the effectiveness of education policies designed to improve student outcomes. Dan’s work has appeared in academic journals such as the Economics of Education Review, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Education Finance and Policy.

Dan received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the faculty at Batten he worked as a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and as a research assistant professor at the Curry School of Education.