Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy Assistant Professor Rong Chen was awarded an American Education Research Association (AERA) Research Grant. The grant is co-sponsored by the American Education Research Association and the National Science Foundation. Chen's project, “Effects of Undergraduate Indebtedness on Graduate School Enrollment: A Causal Investigation” will be funded throughout 2014 with $35,000. Chen will be collaborating with a Co-Principal Investigator, Peter Bahr.
Dr. Chen will also serve on the Consulting Editorial Board of Research in Higher Education, Springer Publishing. In addition, Chen will serve as the Co-chair, of the Policy, Finance and Economics section of the American Education Research Association's Division J, as part of the 2013 AERA Conference Program Committee. The 2013 AERA Conference will be held in San Francisco, CA in April 2013.