Dr. Thomas R. Bailey is the 11th President of Teachers College, Columbia University and the George & Abby O’Neill Professor of Economics & Education. A 27-year faculty member, he is the founding director of the TC’s Community College Research Center and Director of the Institute on Education and the Economy. Dr. Bailey also has directed three National Centers funded by the Institute of Education Sciences: The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment and Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness. From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Bailey directed the IES-funded National Center for Postsecondary Research.
Dr. Bailey received his undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in labor economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.