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Nicholas Hillman

Associate Professor

School of Education l Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis

Hometown: Elkhart, IN

Nicholas Hillman is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hillman’s research examines how finance, policy, and geography shape educational opportunities in the United States. He also directs the Student Success Through Applied Research Lab. Which is a research-practice partnership with the University of Wisconsin’s Division of Enrollment Management and Office of Student Financial Aid. Dr. Hillman is a faculty affiliate with the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty and the La Follette School of Public Affairs.


Debt for Degrees: How America's Student Loan System Works and Doesn't

How do students pay for college today? This talk explores recent trends in student debt – who borrows, how much, and what are the consequences of financing college on credit?