Director of Training and Associate Director
Brooks Bowden is the Director of Training and Associate Director for the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor of Methods and Policy at North Carolina State University. Dr. Bowden is particularly interested in using rigorous methods to evaluate the effectiveness and costs of programs and policies that are designed to mitigate the effects of poverty on the value of schooling. In particular, this relates to comprehensive student support, early education and child policy, and special education or health policy for children with autism. Dr. Bowden obtained her Ph.D. in Education Policy with a specialization in economics from Columbia University. Prior to coming to Teachers College, she worked as a Research Scientist for the Institute of Education Sciences. She has a Masters degree in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and in Psychology from Auburn University. Her undergraduate degree is also in Psychology from Auburn University.
Other Publications, Blogs and News
More Education Studies Look at Cost-Effectiveness. Education Week.
Wrap-around cost estimates for wrap-around services. Brown Center Chalkboard, Brookings.