Ben earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Tulane University and recently completed an M.A. in International Education Policy and Management from Vanderbilt University. During his time at Vanderbilt, he interned at the Korean Education Policy Institute, co-founded a working group dedicated to studying the educational issues facing the Roma population in Europe, and worked with a member of the Kenyan Ministry of Education to help develop a study of the English language policy in Kenya.
Through this work, Ben became interested in the intersection and interaction of research and policy in developing countries. He works with Dr. Chudgar for his research asisstantship work which focuses on the implementation of India's Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act. His research focuses on issues of equity, both in regards to the quality of schools accessed and in how policies are implemented. Ben is honored to be a member of the Economics of Education specialization. He looks forward to extending the dialogue of research being performed in developing countries.