Dr. Curs is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon in August 2005. His research has primarily focused on the efficacy of financial aid programs, at the national, state and institutional level, in increasing access to higher education for low-income students. His teaching portfolio includes: the economics of education, higher education finance, overview of higher education, higher education policy, educational policy studies, college access, and quantitative methods in educational research.
- PhD from University of Oregon