Daniel Klasik

Daniel Klasik
Assistant Professor,
UNC School of Education

Daniel Klasik is an asistant professor at the UNC School of Education. His research uses a wide variety of quantitative methods to study student pathways into and through postsecondary education. His ongoing research agenda spans a number of topics about the forces that shape inequities in whether and where students attend college, with work examining racial and economic stratification in higher education; how students make choices about where to apply to college; the effect of affirmative action and other admissions policies on campus diversity; the complicated steps that lead to four-year college enrollment; and how geography and geographic immobility influence where students enroll in college and their later life outcomes. His work can be found in a wide variety of education and policy journals, and was recognized as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow for his work trying to better understand students' college application behavior. He was also a former research associate at PACE. Dr. Klasik earned his PhD in education policy and MA in economics at Stanford University.

Publications by Daniel Klasik
California’s struggle to close the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic achievement gaps among its groups of students mirrors that of every other state. But compared with other states, the challenge in California is by every measure more daunting. Gaps…