Stephen L. DesJardins is the Marvin W. Peterson Collegiate Professor of Education at the University of Michigan. He teaches courses related to public policy in postsecondary education finance, statistical methods, and institutional research. His research interests include student transitions from high school to college, what happens to students once they enroll in college, and applying statistical techniques to the study of these issues. Current projects include examining the factors related to and timing of student loan default and a number of evaluations of the effects of state policies on higher education outcomes.


US Scholar Program – All Disciplines Award

Position, Home Institution: Professor, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education

Field of Study: Education – Educational Assessment, Evaluation & Research

Project Title: “Studying access to and completion of higher education in Portugal”

Host Institution, Location: University of Porto, Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), Porto

Grant Duration, Starting Date (month): 4 months, starting in September 2021