Dayna Catropa

Dayna Catropa

Dayna Catropa is Associate Director, Research Programs, in the Office of the President at Harvard University.  Throughout her career, Dayna has blended her business and education background, dedicating herself to helping organizations make decisions that are both economically and educationally sound.

At Harvard, Dayna focuses on strategic research and programs.  She also co-teaches a new course called Strategy and Competition in Higher Education.

 Dayna earned a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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October 27, 2013
An option for programmers.
October 21, 2013
The Wall Street Journal recently posed this question: “Why aren’t companies getting graduates with the skills they need?”
October 15, 2013
Expanding options?
September 30, 2013
Will this new school lead to better outcomes?
September 16, 2013
Thinking about student demographics.

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January 27, 2013
As we reported earlier this month, we have started rolling out the results of our fall surveys with those newer-to-higher ed (“newbies”) and those that have been in higher ed for a longer period of time (“veterans”).  Today we’ll let you know what respondents told us the most significant change (positive or negative) that they have seen since they started working in higher ed.
January 21, 2013
We recently revealed the results of one of our survey questions, “What Surprised You When You First Started Working in Higher Education”   After the most common answer, “the politics,” next on the list was the slow pace of accomplishing change in higher education. 
January 17, 2013
  Our post on “What Surprised You When You First Started Working in Higher Education” (the results of our brief survey) generated a fair number of emails and tweets about the politics in higher education, so we thought we would look into this area a bit more for today’s post.
January 10, 2013
As we reported last week, we have started rolling out the results of our fall surveys with those newer-to-higher ed (“newbies”) and those that have been in higher ed for a longer period of time (“veterans”).  Today we’ll let you know what these 464 people told us about why they decided to work in higher ed.
January 4, 2013
Thank you to the 464 of you that took the time to share your thoughts with us about your reasons for working in higher education, what has surprised you and, for those of you that have been in higher education for a while, what has changed.  Here is the first of several posts that will share results from the survey.

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