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«BRADLEY R. CURS May 2012 University of Missouri Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis 202 Hill Hall Columbia, MO 65211 Phone: (573) 882-2759; Fax: ...»

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BRADLEY R. CURS

May 2012

University of Missouri

Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

202 Hill Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Phone: (573) 882-2759; Fax: (573) 884-5714

Email: cursb@missouri.edu

Homepage: http://web.missouri.edu/~cursb

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Economics, University of Oregon, 2005

Primary Fields: Economics of Education, Labor Economics

Secondary Fields: Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization

M.S. Economics, University of Oregon, 2000

B.S. Mathematics and Economics, University of Oregon, 1999 Departmental Honors in Economics

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2011 to present Interim Director, Hook Center for Educational Leadership and District Renewal, University of Missouri, 2011 to 2012 Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Missouri, 2005 to 2011 Graduate Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Oregon, 2001 to 2005 RESEARCH Refereed Journal Articles Curs, B. R. & Harper, C. E. (2012). The effects of institutional financial aid on first-year collegiate grade point average: A regression-discontinuity approach. The Review of Higher Education, 35, 627-649.

Curs, B. R., Bhandari, B., & Steiger, C. (2011). The roles of public higher education expenditure and the privatization of higher education on U.S. state economic growth.

Journal of Education Finance 36, 424-441.

Curs, B. R., & Singell, L. D., Jr. (2010). Aim high or go low? Pricing strategies and enrollment effects when the net price elasticity varies with need and ability. The Journal of Higher Education, 81, 515-543.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 1 of 10 Curs, B. R. (2008). The effect of institutional merit-based aid on enrollment decisions of needy students. Enrollment Management Journal, 2, 10-31.

Saupe, J. L., & Curs, B. R. (2008). Deriving enrollment management scores from ACT Data.

IR Applications, 16, 1-16.

Curs, B. R., Singell, L. D., Jr., & Waddell, G. R. (2007). Money for nothing? The institutional impact of changes in federal aid policy. Education Finance and Policy, 2, 228-261.

Singell, L. D., Jr., Waddell, G. R., & Curs, B. R. (2006). HOPE for the Pell? Institutional effects in the intersection of merit-based and need-based aid. Southern Economic Journal, 73, 79-99.

Curs, B. R., & Singell, L. D., Jr. (2002). An analysis of the application and enrollment processes for in-state and out-of-state students at a large public university. Economics of Education Review, 21, 111-124.

Edited Books Curs, B. R. (Ed.) (under contract). Merit Aid Reconsidered. In P. D. Umbach (Series Ed.), New Directions in Institutional Research, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters Curs, B. R. & Brown, C. (under contract). Well defined incentives and state financial aid programs. For publication in P. D. Umbach (Series Ed.), New Directions for Institutional Research, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Curs, B. R. (under contract). Institutional merit aid. For publication in P. D. Umbach (Series Ed.), New Directions for Institutional Research, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Curs, B. R., Singell, L. D., Jr., & Waddell, G. R. (2007). The Pell program at thirty years. In J. C. Smart (Ed.), Higher education: Handbook of theory and research: Vol. XXII (pp.

281-334). New York: Springer.

Book Reviews Singell, L. D., Jr., & Curs, B. R. (2010). Book review [Review of the book Economics of Education, by D. J. Brewer & P. J. McEwan]. Economics of Education Review, 29(6), 1183-1184.

Manuscripts in Pre paration Does state financial aid affect institutional aid? An analysis of the role of state policy on postsecondary institutional pricing strategies. w/ Luciana Dar Beyond money: Relating local school taxation to family and community risk. w/ Angela Hull What can merit-aid buy? The effects of financial aid packages on the enrollment decisions of applicants to a large public university.

Differential Effects of the Components of Higher Education Expenditure on U.S. State Economic Growth. w/ Valeska Araujo On the Relationship between Instruction, Research, and Student Services Expenditure and Freshman Enrollment. w/ Nino Kalatozi and Michael Visser.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 2 of 10 Defining Proficient: Applying Policy Innovation and Diffusion to State Elementary and Secondary Education Standards. w/ Mikael Pelz.

Research Grants Funded Curs, B. R. (PI) & Ehlert, M. (2012). Designing & testing student growth measures for use in professional staff evaluations and incentive pay systems. Kansas City Missouri School District, $94,473.

Harper, C. E. (PI) & Curs, B. R. (Co-PI) (2010). Freshman interest groups at the University of Missouri: A historical analysis. Richard Wallace Research Incentive Grant at the University of Missouri. $4,000.

Lewis, T. (PI), & Curs. B. R. (Senior Personnel) (2007). Behavioral disorders research center. U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. $1,867,080.

Curs, B. R. (PI) (2004). Pay your money, take your choice: Three essays on the changing need- merit mix of financial aid and the college choice of low- income students.

Association for the Study of Higher Education/Lumina Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship. $12,500.





Grant Proposals Unfunded Jaquette, O. (PI) & Curs, B. R. (Co-PI) (2011). The Effect of State Funding on Nonresident Enrollment and Consequences for Underrepresented S tudents. Submitted to the American Education Research Grants Program. $35,000.

Lembke, E. (PI), & Curs, B. R. (Senior Personnel) (2010). Project EL NUMeRo: English Learner Numeracy Understanding and Math language intervention. Submitted to the.S.

Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. $1,500,000.

Bergin, C. C. (PI), Curs, B. R., Bergin, D. A., Whitney, S. (Co-PI’s) (2010). A Randomized Study of the AVID Program in High School. Submitted to the.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. $1,737,452.

Bergin, C. C. (PI), Curs, B. R., Bergin, D. A., Whitney, S. (Co-PI’s) (2010). A Randomized Study of the AVID Program in High School. Submitted to the National Institutes for Health - Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development program.

$1,940,000.

Curs, B.R. (PI) (2010). Does state financial aid affect institutional aid? An analysis of the role of state policy on postsecondary institutions’ pricing strategies. Submitted to the Association for Institutional Research Grants Program. $40,000.

Curs, B.R. (PI) (2009). Does state financial aid affect institutional aid? An analysis of the role of state policy on postsecondary institutions’ pricing strategies. Submitted to the American Education Research Grants Program. $20,000.

Curs, B.R. (PI) (2008). On the Relationship between Instruction, Research, and Student Services Expenditure and Freshman Enrollment. Submitted to the American Education Research Grants Program. $20,000.

Podgursky, M. (PI), Wechsler, B. J., Curs, B. R., Thornburg, K. (Co-PIs) (2007).

Subcontract to develop a P-20 longitudinal data system in Missouri. Sponsored by Bradley R. Curs - Page 3 of 10 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary education and funding is requests from Institute of Education Sciences, $1,022,490.

Curs, B.R. (PI) (2007). Understanding the policy and practices of local professional development communities. Sponsored by the Missouri State Teachers Association and funding is requested from Institute of Education Sciences, $42,442.

Curs, B.R. (PI), Singell, L.D., Jr., & Stater, M. (Co-PI’s) (2006). How Do High-Tuition High-Aid Policies Affect Access for Low-Income Students? Funding requested from Institute of Education Sciences, $394,804.

Curs, B.R. (PI) (2006). The Effects of a Merit Aid Program at a Large Public University on the College Choice of Low-Income Students. Funding requested from National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, $4,567.20.

Refereed Presentations Brown, C., Curs, B. R., & Hart, J. L. (2011). HOPE for access: Effects of merit-based aid on enrollment by gender. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Charlotte, NC.

Brown, C. & Curs, B. R. (2011). Event history analysis: Missouri A+ program. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Seattle, WA.

Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2011). Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid. Paper presentation at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Conference, Seattle, WA.

Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2010). Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid. Interactive scholarly dialogue presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Harper, C. E. & Curs, B. R. (2010). Fifteen Years of Freshman Interest Groups at the University of Missouri: A Historical Analysis. Roundtable presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Jaquette, O., Bastedo, M., Cheslock, J., Curs, B. R., & Doyle, W. (2010). Unintended shift towards privatization: Causes, institutional responses, and policy implications.

Symposium presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2010). Does state financial aid affect institutional aid? An analysis of the role of state policy on postsecondary institutional pricing strategies. Paper presentation at the Western Economics Association International Conference, Portland, OR.

Curs, B. R., Bhandari, B., & Steiger, C. (2010). Higher education expenditure, private higher education, and growth. Paper presentation at the Western Economics Association International Conference, Portland, OR.

Kalatozi, N. & Curs, B. R. (2010). Nature and extent of campus violence in U.S. community colleges. Poster presentation at American Education Research Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 4 of 10 Curs, B. R. & Dar, L. (2010). Does state financial aid affect institutional aid? An analysis of the role of state policy on postsecondary institutional pricing strategies. Paper presentation at the American Educational Finance Association Conference, Richmond, VA.

Heller, D., Delaney, J. A., Ness, E. C., Curs, B. R., Zhang, L., Anderson, R., & Bell, A.

(2009). Merit aid reconsidered. Symposium presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Curs, B. R. & Harper, C. E. (2009). The effects of institutional financial aid on first-year collegiate grade point average: A regression-discontinuity approach. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Curs, B. R., Kalatozi, N., & Visser, M. S. (2009). On the relationship between instruction, research, and student services expenditures and freshman enrollment. Poster presentation at American Education Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hull, A. & Curs, B. R. (2008). Beyond money: Relating local school taxation to family and community risk. Poster presentation at American Educational Finance Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Curs, B. R. & Bhandari, B. (2008). The roles of public higher education expenditure and the privatization of the higher education on U.S. states economic growth. Paper presentation at the American Educational Finance Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Araujo, V. & Curs, B. R. (2008). Differential Effects of the Components of Higher Education Expenditure on U.S State Economic Growth. Paper presentation at the American Education Research Association Conference, New York City, NY.

Curs, B. R. & Bhandari, B. (2007). The roles of public higher education expenditure and the privatization of the higher education on U.S. states economic growth. Paper presentation at the Southern Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA.

Curs, B. R., & Singell, L. D., Jr. (2007). Differences across need and ability in the price responsiveness of applicants to a large public university. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Louisville, KY.

Saupe, J. L., & Curs, B. R. (2007). Deriving enrollment management scores from ACT Data.

Paper presentation at the Association for Institutional Research Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Curs, B. R. (2007). What can merit-aid buy? The effects of financial aid packages on the enrollment decisions of applicants to a large public university. Paper presentation at the American Educational Finance Association Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Curs, B. R. (2006). Financial aid and where applicants to a large public university eventually attend. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Curs, B. R. (2006). What can financial aid buy? The effects of financial aid packages on the enrollment decisions of applicants to a large public university. Paper presentation at the University of Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable, Houston, TX.

Bradley R. Curs - Page 5 of 10 Curs, B. R. (2006). The effect of institutional merit-based aid on enrollment decisions of needy students. Paper presentation at the American Educational Finance Association Conference, Denver, CO.

Singell, L. D., Jr., Waddell, G. R., & Curs, B. R. (2005). Hope for the Pell? The impact of merit-aid on needy students. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Curs, B. R., Singell, L. D., Jr., & Waddell, G. R. (2005). Money for nothing? Changes in federal aid policy and the college choice of Pell recipients. Paper presentation at the National Bureau of Economic Research Higher Education Workshop, Cambridge, MA.

Curs, B. R. (2004). Pay your money, take your choice: Three essays on the changing needmerit mix of financial aid and the college choice of low-income students. Paper presentation at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Pre-Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Curs, B. R., Singell, L. D., Jr., & Waddell, G. R. (2004). Money for nothing? Changes in federal aid policy and the college choice of Pell recipie nts. Paper presentation at the Southern Economic Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA.



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