Jonathan Mills

Jonathan MillsJonathan Mills

Department of Education Reform
University of Arkansas
201 Graduate Education Building
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: (479) 575-3172
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Jonathan N. Mills is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. His current research examines the effects of school choice programs on student achievement and non-academic outcomes, as well as the benefits and unintended consequences of college financial aid programs. His body of research includes several peer-reviewed publications appearing in journals such as the Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, the Journal of Education Finance, Education Economics, and the Journal of School Choice. His research has been covered in media outlets such as the LA Times, The Atlantic, The New York Times, CNN, and U.S. News and World Report.

Mills received his Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Arkansas in 2015. He additionally holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in economics from the University of Missouri.


  • 2015 - University of Arkansas - Ph.D. in Education Policy 
  • 2008 - University of Missouri - M.A. in Economics
  • 2007 - University of Missouri - B.S. in Economics

Research Interests:

  • Effects of school choice programs on student achievement and non-academic outcomes.
  • Effects of higher education financial aid on college access and outcomes.

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