Taylor Odle

Position title: Assistant Professor, Educational Policy Studies, UW–Madison

Email: todle@wisc.edu

Website: Taylor Odle's website

Taylor Odle is an Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison, where he is am also a faculty affiliate in Data Science, the Institute for Research on Poverty, and the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Statistics from The Wharton School.

Odle’s work uses quantitative methods and data science techniques to study issues in the economics of education with a specific focus on college access and success, including college admissions, financial aid, and advising and coaching. In particular, he uses field experiments with national partners and quasi-experimental evaluations of existing policies to study “what works” in states, systems, and institutions for reducing inequality and improving students’ transitions to and through college.

Research Areas

Economics of education, college access and success, financial aid and student debt, educational inequality and economic opportunity

Selected Publications

Freeman, J.A., Gottfried, M.A., & Odle, T.K. (2023). Explaining course enrollment gaps in high school: Examination of gender-imbalance in the applied sciences. Educational Policy (OnlineFirst). doi: 10.1177/08959048231174884.

Odle, Taylor, and Preston Magouirk. (2023). “Non-Submitters:” Evidence on Students Who Start but Don’t Complete a College Application. (EdWorkingPaper: 23-819). Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/n8sp-1d59

Odle, T.K., & Delaney, J.A. (2022). You are admitted! Early evidence on enrollment from Idaho’s direct admissions system. Research in Higher Education, 63, 899-932. doi: 10.1007/s11162-022-09675-x.

Odle, Taylor, Michael Gottfried, Trey Miller, and Rodney Andrews. (2022). Who’s Matched Up? Access to Same-Race Instructors in Higher Education. (EdWorkingPaper: 22-681). Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/36xa-p946

Odle, Taylor. (2022). The Power of “Free” College: Reducing Racial and Socioeconomic Inequalities in College Expectations. (EdWorkingPaper: 22-565). Annenberg Institute at Brown University: https://doi.org/10.26300/0wkw-wd50