Daniel Klasik

Daniel Klasik
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration
(202) 994-1453

Daniel Klasik earned his Ph.D. in Education Policy and M.A. in Economics at Stanford University. He completed his postdoctoral work with the Maryland Equity Project at the College of Education at the University of Maryland.

Dr. Klasik's research uses a wide variety of quantitative methods to study student pathways into and through postsecondary education. His ongoing research topics span how students make decisions about whether and where to attend college; how students' college decision making process shapes later college and life outcomes; and the effect of affirmative action and other admissions policies on campus diversity.


Reardon, S. F., Kasman, M., Klasik, D., & Baker, R. B. (2016) Student resources and stratification among colleges: An agent-based simulation of five mechanisms of the college sorting process. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 19 (1), 8.

Klasik, D. (2013). The ACT of enrollment: The college enrollment effects of required college entrance exam testing. Educational Researcher, 42 (3), 151-160.

Klasik, D. (2012). The college application gauntlet: A systematic analysis of the steps to four-year college enrollment. Research in Higher Education, 53 (5), 506-549.

Horng, E., Klasik, D., & Loeb S. (2010). Principal time-use and school effectiveness. American Journal of Education, 116 (4), 491-523.

In the News

Dr. Daniel Klasik was unanimously elected to be the new director of GSEHD's higher education administration program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Dr. Klasik will phase into the new role this semester and has the support of Dr. Rita Kirshstein as the master's degree coordinator. Dr. Kirshstein was also unanimously elected to continue in her role supporting master's degree students. The faculty are confident in their leadership, care, and dedication as the program continues to grow and excel in equipping scholar-practitioners to meet the demands of work in higher education administration.

Dr. Daniel Klasik was awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This highly competitive, nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education.