Odle wins award for paper examining impact of ‘reverse transfer associate degrees’

UW–Madison’s Taylor Odle is a 2023 recipient of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s (APPAM) Raymond Vernon Memorial Award.

Taylor Odle

Odle is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies. His work leverages quantitative methods and data science techniques to study issues concerning the economics of education and education policy with a specific focus on college access and success.

Odle received the award for his paper, titled “The Impact of Reverse Transfer Associate Degrees on Education and Labor Market Outcomes,” that was published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the association’s journal. 

The paper, which Odle co-wrote with Lauren C. Russell (University of Pennsylvania), looks at the education and labor market outcomes of students that combine community college credits with four-year college credits to earn their bachelor’s degrees.

Odle and Russell will be recognized at APPAM’s 2023 multi-disciplinary research conference Nov. 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s conference theme is “Policy that Matters: Making Public Services Work for All.”

Read more about Odle’s award-winning paper.

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