Eric William Shannon received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies from Saint Joseph’s University and a Master of Public Policy from Monmouth University. His research interests include education policy, public management, and economics of education. Recent research focuses on competition in the two-year college market and the responses of public institutions to changes in their local market structure. Other work examines the impact of market-like structures in education on various outcome measures. Eric’s teaching experience includes quantitative research methods and economics for public management. He currently serves as a research assistant at the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis.