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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, special projects director for the Washington Post Express, and research director for Education Week newspaper. 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 the best-selling criminal justice book The Gardner Heist. Boser is currently working on a book called The Leap: The Science of Trust and Why It Matters. The book will be released by New Harvest in September 2014.

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.