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Michael L. Crouch

Doctoral Student, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations

Michael Crouch is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. His research interests include teacher labor markets, school finance, and school choice. He is currently working with his advisor, Christopher Candelaria, on school finance and teacher labor market projects.

Before beginning the Ph.D. program, Michael worked for the Walton Family Foundation as a Research Officer with K-12 research and grant evaluation. During his time in this role, he oversaw a portfolio of research grants, the K-12 strategic plan evaluation, and internal reporting on K-12 data. Prior to his work at the Walton Family Foundation, he worked as a School Performance Evaluator for the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas.

He previously received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harding University and his Master of Public Policy degree in Economics from Pepperdine University.