Randall Reback is the Tow Professor of Economics at Barnard College and a faculty fellow at Columbia University's Institute for Social Research and Policy. He specializes in the economics of education, and his research explores various topics related to U.S. school finance, school accountability, school counselors, and school-based health programs. His current projects examine the effects of school-based health centers on students' test scores, school attendance rates, high school graduation rates, and teen birth rates. Reback's prior research has been recognized by grants and awards from the Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation, Institute for Education Sciences, Association for Education Finance and Policy, and the National Institute of Mental Health. He has been a fifth grade teacher in East Palo Alto. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.