TIAA Institute fellows program welcomes eight nationally recognized scholars

NEW YORK, May 24, 2018The TIAA Institute today welcomed eight nationally recognized higher education scholars with expertise in financial literacy and strategic management as members of the TIAA Institute Fellows Program.
Now in its 20th year, the TIAA Institute continues its commitment to and investment in the production of in-depth research. The Institute's Fellows Program is one such way it provides a platform to leading researchers, and this year's class continues that tradition of excellence.
The individuals were selected based on recommendations from current TIAA Institute fellows, demographics, and an evaluation of their research and professional activities. As fellows, they are able to conduct TIAA Institute-sponsored research on critical issues in the areas of finance and higher education.
We are proud to announce that the following eight accomplished thought leaders have joined the TIAA Institute Fellows Program:
  • Liliana Garces, associate professor, University of Texas at Austin and affiliate faculty member at the University of Texas School of Law.
  • Manuel S. González Canché, associate professor, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Damon Jones, associate professor, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
  • Melinda Sandler Morrill, associate professor of economics, North Carolina State University.
  • Kenneth E. Redd, senior director of research and policy analysis, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
  • Genevieve G. Shaker, associate professor of philanthropic studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
  • Ning Tang, associate professor of finance, San Diego State University Fowler College of Business.
  • Marvin A. Titus, associate professor of higher education, University of Maryland.
This year, the Institute is awarding two grants to support the research of Shaker and Tang.
“The Fellows Program is integral to achieving the TIAA Institute’s mission, and we are thrilled to welcome these eight incredible individuals to share their knowledge and expertise with our organization and the broader public,” said Stephanie Bell-Rose, Head of the TIAA Institute.

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