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Brewer elected as president of education finance association

Dominic Brewer serves as vice dean for research, partnerships and globalization at the USC Rossier School of Education. (Photo/Steve Cohn)

Dominic Brewer was elected president-elect of the Association for Education Finance and Policy this month at the 38th annual conference in New Orleans. The association is the preeminent organization for education finance and policy-related inquiry and scholarship.

As president, Brewer will lead programming for the 2014 conference, and he’ll preside over the 40th anniversary conference of the association in 2015.

“Dom Brewer is among our country’s thought leaders in the area of the economics of education and policy,” said USC Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher. “He is justly deserving of taking on this important national role.”

The 2013 meeting was attended by USC faculty, students and staff. In addition to Brewer, USC Rossier faculty members who presented research at the conference included Lawrence Picus, past president of the association, Morgan Polikoff, Tatiana Melguizo, Katharine Strunk, Guilbert Hentschke and Joanna Smith.

Brewer, who joined USC Rossier in 2005, is vice dean for research, partnerships and globalization and Clifford H. and Betty C. Allen Professor in Urban Leadership at USC Rossier. He holds courtesy appointments in the Department of Economics at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and at the USC Price School of Public Policy. He is also a co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education, a research collaboration of USC, the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University.

A labor economist specializing in the economics of education and education policy, Brewer previously served as vice president at Rand Corp., directing its education policy research program for more than five years.

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