Daniel W Player

Daniel W. Player

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Education & Training
Ph.D., Economics, University of Washington, 2006
B.S., Economics, Brigham Young University, 1999

Dan Player is an associate professor of public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. His research focuses on issues in education policy, examining questions such as how teacher ability is recognized and rewarded in schools, factors that predict teacher turnover, and how teachers respond to working conditions. He is also interested in evaluating the effectiveness of education policies designed to improve student outcomes.

At Batten, Player teaches courses on policy analysis, education policy, economics, and research methods.

Player’s work has appeared in academic journals such as the Economics of Education Review, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Education Finance and Policy.

Player received his doctorate in Economics from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the faculty at Batten he worked as a senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research and as a research assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development.