Whitney Bross
Whitney Bross
Faculty Research Fellow


Whitney Bross, PhD, is a graduate of Ball State University and a faculty research fellow for the Center for Business and Economic Research. She is a lecturer of economics at Butler University. 

Bross researches the economics of education. Much of her academic work focuses on the portfolio school model in New Orleans and its impact on student learning. As a research fellow for the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, she studied the impact of school closures and charter conversions on student learning, and how districts and school boards make decisions about which charter management organizations to allow into the market. This work is currently under review at the Economics of Education Review. She has also published her work in the Journal of School Choice: Research and Reform and the Review of Income and Wealth. During her time working for the State of Indiana’s Legislative Services Agency she also conducted policy research on Indiana’s school funding formula amongst other local education issues to help local policymakers. 

Bross earned a doctorate in economic analysis and policy from Tulane University and a bachelor's degree in economics and international business from Ball State University. As an undergraduate student, Bross worked at the Center for Business and Economic Research, which led her to pursue her doctorate.