University Dean for Institutional and Policy Research
Colin Chellman is the University Dean for Institutional and Policy Research at the City University of New York, where he was most recently the founding Director of the Office of Policy Research. In that role he oversaw analyses of college readiness; racial, income, and gender access and performance gaps; the role of college in economic development and workforce training; the educational experiences and choices of immigrant students; and the inter-relationships of housing and education (e.g., what are the effects of residential mobility – in particular, prompted by foreclosure or restrained by public housing subsidies – on educational performance?) And with Gates Foundation support, he is working with the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to build a shared student-level longitudinal tracking data system that both institutions will use to improve their understanding of college readiness and the high school to college pipeline.
His previous work has been published in Education Week as well as academic journals such as Economics of Education Review, Education Finance and Policy, TCRecord, Urban Affairs Review, Educational Policy, Education and Urban Society, and the Journal of the American Planning Association. In 2013, he joined the board of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP). He was the recipient of AEFP’s New Scholar Award in 2006 and holds an M.P.A. and a Ph.D. from New York University’s Wagner School, and a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University.