Elizabeth Friedmann

Elizabeth Friedmann
University of California, Davis

Elizabeth Friedmann is a postdoctoral researcher in the California Education Lab and Wheelhouse Center at the University of California, Davis, where she also earned her Ph.D. in education with an emphasis on school organization and educational policy. Her research focuses on issues related to college access and success, including financial aid and transfer pathways from community colleges. In addition to her work at UC Davis, Dr. Friedmann also lectures at California State University, East Bay. 

Publications by Elizabeth Friedmann
The Scale and Distribution of Community College Participation Among California High School Students
Research shows that dual enrollment—a practice in which high school students take college courses while they are still in high school—has multiple benefits for student success in both systems. To capitalize on those benefits, California and other…
Challenges and Possibilities
In recent years, California has invested in improving early childhood education programs. Research shows the importance of high-quality early childhood education, but the disconnect from K–12 education threatens its long-term benefits. If the early…
California’s education system is highly fragmented. K-12 schools, community colleges, and the two university systems (CSU and UC) operate under entirely separate governance structures, and rely on distinct sources of funding. As a result these…