Peer reviewed publications

  1. Bird, K. A., Castleman, B. L., Fischer, B., & Skinner, B. T. (2022). Unfinished Business? Academic and Labor Market Profile of Adults With Substantial College Credits But No Degree. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 1–25.  
  2. Ortagus, J. C., Skinner, B. T., & Tanner, M. (2021). Investigating Why Academically Successful Community College Students Leave College Without a Degree. AERA Open, 7(1), 1–17.  
  3. Skinner, B. T., & Doyle, W. R. (2021). Do civic returns to higher education differ across subpopulations? An analysis using propensity forests. Journal of Education Finance, 46(4), 519–562.  
  4. Baker, D. J., Skinner, B. T., & Redding, C. (2020). Affirmative intervention to reduce stereotype threat bias: Experimental evidence from a community college. The Journal of Higher Education, 91(5), 722–754.  
  5. Skinner, B. T. (2019). Choosing College in the 2000s: An Updated Analysis Using the Conditional Logistic Choice Model. Research in Higher Education, 60(2), 153–183.  
  6. Skinner, B. T. (2019). Making the connection: Broadband access and online course enrollment at public open admissions institutions. Research in Higher Education, 60(7), 960–999.  
  7. Doyle, W. R., & Skinner, B. T. (2017). Does Postsecondary Education Result in Civic Benefits? The Journal of Higher Education, 88(6), 863–893.  
  8. Doyle, W. R., & Skinner, B. T. (2016). Estimating the education-earnings equation using geographic variation. Economics of Education Review, 53, 254–267.  
  9. Heyneman, S. P., & Skinner, B. T. (2014). The Bologna Process in the countries of the former Soviet Union: An outsider’s perspective. Journal of the European Higher Education Area, 01/2014.  

Policy reports, briefs, and other writing

  1. Skinner, B., Ortagus, J., & Tanner, M. (2022). Why community college students quit despite being almost finished. The Conversation.  
  2. Bird, K. A., Castleman, B. L., Fischer, B., & Skinner, B. T. (2022). Why aren’t more adults finishing community college? And can we get them back in the classroom? Brookings Institution Brown Center Chalkboard.  


  1. Institute for Research on Higher Education. (2016). College affordability diagnosis: National report. Philadelphia, PA: Institute for Research on Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.