Lauren Schudde is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the impact of educational policies and practices on college student outcomes, with a primary interest in how higher education can be better leveraged to ameliorate socioeconomic inequality in the United States. Ongoing projects examine how community college students respond to institutional transfer policies, the influence of dev-ed math reform on student outcomes, and labor market returns to different types of postsecondary degrees.
Schudde received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University before joining the faculty at UT. Her work has been published in the Review of Research in Education, Review of Higher Education, and Research in Higher Education.