Eddy Conroy is a senior advisor with the Education Policy program at New America.
Dr. Conroy’s work at New America focuses on research and advocacy to improve higher education policy. His areas of focus include accountability in higher education, financial aid, higher education funding, Accreditation, and student basic needs issues that improve student outcomes.
Dr. Conroy and his work have been cited in media outlets such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, CNBC, Inside Higher Ed, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and NPR.
Previously at The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Dr. Conroy used research and evidence to improve higher education policy and practice as associate director of institutional transformation; he also served as associate director of research communications and senior practitioner-researcher.
Dr. Conroy also worked for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, where he created and ran its first proactive communications plan, managed outreach programs, and worked with the Economic Crisis Response Team to help support students. Dr. Conroy was also a financial aid counselor at Vanguard University of Southern California.
Dr. Conroy was fortunate to have attended tuition-free public institutions in Scotland, where he received a master’s in political science and an EdD from the University of Glasgow.