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Ulrich Boser

Senior Fellow

Expertise: Education, higher education, crime, criminal justice, investigative research and reporting

Ulrich Boser is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where he analyzes education, criminal justice, and other social policy issues.

Prior to joining the Center, Boser was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report and the founding editor of The Open Case, an online criminal justice magazine. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and many other publications.

Boser’s study of education spending included the first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country. He is also the author of two books, The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters and The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Art Theft. He is currently working on a book about learning.

Boser has served as a commentator for many media outlets, including CNN, National Public Radio, and The New York Times. He graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two daughters.