Taylor Odle

Assistant Professor

todle@wisc.edu


211 Education Building

1000 Bascom Mall

Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Odle, Taylor

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Taylor Odle is Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences. His work leverages quantitative methods and data science techniques to study issues concerning the economics of education and education policy with a specific focus on college access and success. Taylor’s work includes field experiments with national partners and quasi-experimental evaluations of existing policies to study “what works” in states, systems, and institutions for improving students’ transitions to and through college. This work has been funded by the American Educational Research Association/National Science Foundation, Joyce Foundation, and Spencer Foundation and featured in The Hill, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education.

Before earning his PhD, Taylor led fiscal policy and research activities for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and worked with MDRC, the National Student Clearinghouse, the College Board, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Education

  • PhD Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, 2022
  • AM Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • MEd Higher Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, 2016
  • BA College Scholars: Organizational Behavior, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2014

Select Publications

  • Odle, T., Bae, J., & Gonzalez Canche, M. S. (2022). The effect of the Uniform Bar Examination on admissions, diversity, affordability, and employment prospects across law schools in the United States..
  • Odle, T., & Gurantz, O. (2022). The impact of merit aid on college choice and degree attainment: Reexamining Florida's Bright Futures program. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 44(1), 79-104.
  • Odle, T., & Delaney, J. A. (2022). You are admitted! Early evidence on enrollment from Idaho's direct admissions system. Research in Higher Education, 63, 899-932.
  • Odle, T., Lee, J. C., & Gentile, S. P. (2021). Do promise programs reduce student loans? Evidence from Tennessee Promise. The Journal of Higher Education, 92(6), 847-876.
  • Odle, T., & Monday, A. (2021). Spending more or spending less? Institutional expenditures and staffing in the free-college era. AERA Open, 7(1), 1-21.