Brian Reeder is the former Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the Oregon Department of Education. He joined the Department in 1999 and has worked on a variety of issues related to school finance systems and the link between resources, educational practices, and student achievement. His recent work uses longitudinal data to follow cohorts of students over time, evaluating the factors that impact high school graduation. He also has evaluated resource allocation across grades and its impact on aggregate student achievement. Prior to joining the Department of Education, he was an economist with the Oregon Department of Revenue. He has also done economic and policy research for the Michigan Department of Treasury, the University of Alaska, and the consulting firm ECO Northwest. He has since retired from the Oregon Department of Education and is now consulting on education issues. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.