Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center
Lindsay's work focuses on quantitative methods and their application to questions regarding the effectiveness of educational policies and programs across the pre-school to postsecondary spectrum. Much of her recent work has focused on implementing large-scale randomized trials to investigate potential solutions to "summer melt," the phenomenon that college-intending students fail to transition successfully from high school to college. Lindsay has co-authored a book on summer melt to be published by the Harvard Education Press this coming fall. Lindsay earned an EdD in quantitative policy analysis in education as well as a master's degree in statistics and a master's degree in administration, planning, and social policy, all from Harvard. She holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.
Page, L. C., Iriti, J. E., Lowry, D. J., & Anthony, A. M. (2018). The promise of place-based investment in postsecondary access and success: Investigating the impact of the Pittsburgh Promise. Education Finance and Policy.
Papay, J. P., Bacher-Hicks, A., Page, L. C., & Marinell, W. H. (2017). The challenge of teacher retention in urban schools: Evidence of variation from a cross-site analysis. Educational Researcher, 46(8), 434 – 448.
Dougherty, S. M., Goodman, J., Hill, D. V., Litke, E. G., & Page, L. C. Does more rigorous middle school math coursework change students’ college readiness? Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard, April 27, 2017.
Dougherty, S. M., Goodman, J., Hill, D. V., Litke, E. G., & Page, L. C. (2017). Objective course placement and college readiness: Evidence from targeted middle school math acceleration. Economics of Education Review, 58, 141-161.
Page, L. C., Lowry, D. J. & Nurshatayeva, A. (2017). An examination of the relationship between school district FAFSA completion rates and district poverty levels. Washington, DC: National College Access Network.
Iriti, J., Page, L., & Bickel, W. (2017). Place-based scholarships: Catalysts for systems reform to improve postsecondary attainment. International Journal of Educational Development. DOE: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.02.002
Castleman, B. L., & Page, L. C. (2017). Parental influences on postsecondary decision making: Evidence from a text messaging experiment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Papay, J. P., Bacher-Hicks, A., Page, L. C., & Marinell, W. H. (2017). The challenge of teacher retention in urban schools: Evidence of variation from a cross-site analysis. Educational Researcher. First published online.
Castleman, B. L. & Page, L. C. (2016). Freshman year financial aid nudges: An experiment to increase financial aid renewal and sophomore year persistence. Journal of Human Resources, 51(2), 389 – 415.
Page, L. C., Castleman, B., Sahadewo, G. A. (2016). More than Dollars for Scholars: The Impact of the Dell Scholars Program on College Access, Persistence and Degree Attainment. Retrieved from SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2726320.
Feller, A., Grindal, T., Miratrix, L. & Page, L. C. (2016). Compared to what? Variation in the impacts of head start by alternative child care setting. Annals of Applied Statistics, 10(3), 1245-1285.
Page, L. C. & Scott-Clayton, J. (2016). Improving college access in the United States: Barriers and policy responses. Economics of Education Review, 51, 4 – 22.
Page, L. C. & Iriti, J. E. (2016). On Undermatch and College Cost. In A. P. Kelly, J. S. Howell, & C. Sattin-Bajaj (Eds.), Matching Students to Opportunity (pp. 135-159). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Hurwitz, M., Mbekeani, P. P., Nipson, M. M., Page, L. C. (2016). Surprising Ripple Effects: How Changing the SAT Score-Sending Policy for Low-Income Students Impacts College Access and Success. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Anthony, A. M., Page, L. C., Seldin, A. (2016). In the right ballpark? Assessing the accuracy of net price calculators. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 46(2).
Dougherty, S., Goodman, J., Hill, D., Litke, E., Page, L. C. (2015). Early Math Coursework and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration. National Bureau of Economic Research (working paper), 1-50.
Page, L. C., Feller, A., Grindal, T., Miratrix, L., Somers, M-A. (2015). Principal Stratification: A Tool for Understanding Variation in Program Effects Across Endogenous Subgroups. American Journal of Evaluation, 1-18.
Castleman, B. L., Page, L. C. (2015). Summer nudging: Can personalized text messages and peer mentor outreach increase college going among low-income high school graduates? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 115, 144-160.
Arnold, K. D., Chewning, A., Castleman, B., & Page, L. (2015). Advisor and student experiences of summer support for college-intending, low-income high school graduates. Journal of College Access, 1(1).
Castleman, B., & Page, L. (2015). Beyond FAFSA completion. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 47(1), 28-35.
Dougherty, S. M., Goodman, J. S., Hill, D. V., Litke, E. G., & Page, L. C. (2015). Middle School Math Acceleration and Equitable Access to 8th Grade Algebra: Evidence from the Wake County Public School System. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), 80-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/0162373715576076
Castlemana, B. L., Owen, L., & Page, L. C. (2015). Stay late or start early? Experimental evidence on the benefits of college matriculation support from high schools versus colleges. Economics of Education Review, 47, 168-179.
Liebowitz, D. D. & Page, L. C. (2015). Unitary status and residential choice: Evidence from Charlotte-Mecklenburg. In Yesterday, today and tomorrow. School desegregation and resegregation in Charlotte, (R. A. Mickelson, S. S. Smith & A. H. Nelson, editors). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Castleman, B. L. & Page, L. C. (2014). A trickle or a torrent? Understanding the extent of summer "melt" among college-intending high school graduates. Social Science Quarterly, 95(1), 202-220.
Castleman, B. L., & Page, L. C. (2014). Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Lindsay Page in the article "You Can Help Make Sure Freshmen Show Up. Here's How." Page is first mentioned in the 12th paragraph for her collaborative research on "summer melt" with Ben Castleman.
February 18, 2018
Lindsay Page participated in the TEDx talk series "Education Possible" in Wilmington, Delaware on February 9, 2018. The title of Lindsay's talk is "Proactively Supporting Students To and Through College."
February 9, 2018
Harvard Business Review featured an article by Lindsay Page titled "How Georgia State University Used an Algorithm to Help Students Navigate the Road to College."
January 16, 2018
EdNext featured an article on the Dell Scholars program written by Lindsay Page and Stacy Kehoe, titled "Bridging the College Completion Gap with Comprehensive Systems of Support."
January 9, 2018
The Washington Post featured an article written by Lindsay Page, titled "America's Teacher Shortage Can't be Solved by Hiring More Unqualified Teachers."
January 9, 2018
The 74 featured an article on that covers the Dell Scholars Program paper by Lindsay Page and Stacy Kehoe, titled "How One Program is Closing the College Persistence Gap for Needy Students with Financial Aid, Social Supports, and a Powerful Data Tracker."
January 2, 2018
Inside Higher Ed refers to Lindsay Page's FAFSA research in "Peer-to-Peer Networks Increase College Attainment."
October 27, 2017
Lindsay Page, Education, is cited in The 74’s "Behind That Nobel Prize for Economics, an Innovation for Schools? How ‘Nudge Theory’ Is Already Being Tested in Classrooms."
October 23, 2017
Inside Higher Ed highlighted a report written by Lindsay Page and graduate students Danielle Lowry and Aizat Nurshatayeva titled "Ongoing Barriers to College Aid" on October 4.
October 4, 2017
The Atlantic cited a recent publication by Lindsay Page, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, in the article "A Simple Way to Bring Down College-Application Costs."
September 11, 2017
Lindsay Page was cited in Cosmopolitan, a women's magazine, in the article "More and More Women Are Drowning in College Debt - Meet 5 of Them."
August 23, 2017
Brookings featured a blog co-written by Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, and Paul Scott, Ph.D. student, School of Education, Research Methods Program, titled "Could 'With a Little Help from My Friends' become the next college access anthem?"
August 18, 2017
The Wall Street Journal cited Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, in the article "College Admissions Officers Won't Just Chill About 'Summer Melt'."
August 11, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
The 74, a news website focusing on education issues in the United States, published an article that features one of Lindsay Page's recent research studies. The article is titled "New Tools to Fight 'Summer Melt': How One University's Texting Campaign is Keeping Incoming Freshmen on Track."
July 31, 2017
NPR highlighted Lindsay Page's work in a July 17, 2017 Hidden Brain podcast. "Why Aren't Students Showing Up for College?" explores the surprisingly high rate of college-intending students that do not make it in the fall.
July 24, 2017
Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, was cited in a July 11, 2017 article on The Incline titled "This Pittsburgh City Councilman Wants Student Loan Relief for Homebuyers."
July 17, 2017
LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, School of Education, Lindsay Page was featured in a Pittwire news brief for having been awarded the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education.
June 19, 2017
Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor of Research Methodology and LRDC Research Scientist, was awarded a Spencer Post-doctoral fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.
May 13, 2017
Lindsay Page, Danielle Lowry, and Aizat Nurshatayeva were cited in Ed Week on April 25th for their report on FAFSA completion rates across the U.S.
April 25, 2017
LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, Lindsay Page was cited in the March 17 New York Times article "Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System."
March 17, 2017