Matthew Chingos is a fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Brown Center on Education Policy. Prior to joining Brookings in 2011, he was a postdoctorate fellow at the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, and a research associate and project manager at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Matt is coauthor, with William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson, of Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities (2009). His work also has been published in academic journals including Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. He has received support from the Laura and John Arnold, Lumina, Smith Richardson, and Spencer Foundations. Matt’s current research examines digital learning, the quality of postsecondary instruction, the costs of assessment systems, public employee pensions, and the effects of school districts and their leaders. He presented at the Forum’s 2010 Aspen Symposium on “Improving Educational Attainment: Recent Trends and Challenges.” Matt earned his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.