Daniel A. Collier

Research Affiliate - Economics

Dr. Daniel A. Collier is an alum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since earning his Ph.D., Dr. Collier assumed a post-doctoral research position at Western Michigan University (WMU) and was eventually elevated to Director of Research Initiatives for Success at WMU. Aligning with Daniel’s interests in studying tuition-free college policies, he also recently served as a research associate with the W.E. Upjohn Institute – where Daniel conducted descriptive and causal analyses on tuition-free college students’ college performance and persistence. Additional to conducting research on tuition-free college policies, Dr. Collier employs quantitative and qualitative methodologies in examinations surrounding Income-Driven Repayment and how college student food insecurity correlates to and impacts students’ non-cognitive attributes and college-level performance and persistence. Recently, Dr. Collier has presented his work at ASHE, SREE, AEFP, AERA, and more. His upcoming and published peer-reviewed work can be read in Higher Education Research & Development, Journal of Student Financial Aid, Innovative Higher Education, Journal of College Student Theory and Retention, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, and more.