Georgia State Professor to Give Lecture About Teacher Shortages
Tim Sass, a Distinguished University Professor at Georgia State University, will give a lecture titled "Teacher Shortages and What to Do About Them" at noon Friday, Jan. 27, on the University of Arkansas campus.
The lecture is part of the Department of Education Reform lecture series. RSVP online for lunch on the lecture website. Deadline to RSVP is 1 p.m. the Wednesday before the lecture.
Sass is an applied micro-economist whose research focuses on the economics of education. His specific areas of interest include teacher labor supply, the measurement of teacher quality and school choice.
His work has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Law and Economics and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.
His research has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Gates Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation and the Spencer Foundation. He has acted as a consultant to school systems in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; the states of Florida and New York. He is a senior researcher at the Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research and serves on the editorial board of Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Heidi S. Wells, director of communications
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