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David H. Monk
Cornell University

David H. Monk is professor of educational administration and chair of the Department of Education at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and has taught in a visiting capacity at the University of Rochester and the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France. Beginning in the summer of 1999, he will be dean of the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University. Monk is the author of Educational Finance: An Economic Approach and Raising Money for Education: A Guide to the Property Tax (with Brian O. Brent) as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. He serves on the editorial boards of The Economics of Education Review, The Journal of Education Finance, Educational Policy, and the Journal of Research in Rural Education. He consults widely on matters related to educational productivity and the organizational structuring of schools and school districts and is a past president of the American Education Finance Association.

Jennifer King Rice
University of Maryland

Jennifer King Rice is an assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy, Planning, and Administration at the University of Maryland. She earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University. Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland, Dr. Rice was a researcher at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington D.C. Her research interests include education policy, education productivity, cost analysis applications to education, and educational reforms for at-risk students. Her publications and presentations have precipitated invitations to share her expertise with various organizations including the U.S. Department of Education, the Maryland State Department of Education, the New York State Board of Regents, the Maryland State Attorney General's Office, the National Center for Education Statistics, and the Society of Government Economists.
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