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Vigdor, a candidate to become next director of WCER, speaking March 19

March 06, 2013

Jacob Vigdor, one of four candidates to become the next director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, will give a free public presentation on Tuesday, March 19.

Vigdor is a professor of public policy and economics at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He serves as Director of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy and chairs the Provost's Advisory Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure.

Vigdor’s work on education policy has resulted in multiple award-winning publications and received support from the Institute for Education Sciences, National Science foundation, National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Spencer Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation.

Vigdor received an undergraduate degree in policy analysis from Cornell and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard. He has served on the Duke faculty since 1999.

His presentation will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 259 of UW-Madison’s Educational Sciences building.

More information about the four finalists and the search for the next director of WCER can be found in this article.

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