Elizabeth Burland

Assistant Research Professor

School of Public Policy


Ph.D. Public Policy and Sociology, University of Michigan, 2023
M.A. Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware, 2015
B.A. Public Policy, University of Delaware 2015

Teaching & Research Interests

Education policy
Qualitative and quantitative research methods
Inequality and social stratification
Policy analysis

Elizabeth Burland

Elizabeth Burland is an Assistant Research Professor in the UConn School of Public Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Sociology from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Elizabeth’s research focuses on educational stratification, economic inequality, and public policy design. Currently, her research investigates how students make educational decisions; how local, state, and federal financial aid policies affect college going; and, how educational inequality contributes to social stratification. As a mixed methods researcher, Elizabeth’s work uses experimental and quasi-experimental program evaluation and qualitative interview methods to understand social inequality and evaluate policy solutions. Elizabeth has experience working with institutional and state-level partners to implement and evaluate policies aimed at reducing inequality. Prior to her time in Michigan, Elizabeth worked at the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration, serving as a research and staff support for the state of Delaware’s Wilmington Education Improvement Commission. She holds an M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy and a B.A. in Public Policy from the (now) Biden School of Public Policy at the University of Delaware.

Elizabeth Burland
Contact Information
Phone(959) 200-3852
Fax(860) 246-0334
Curriculum Vitae CV - Burland, Elizabeth (2023-09)
Office LocationHartford Times Building, Room 422
CampusHartford Campus
LinkPersonal website