Seth Gershenson is Associate Professor of Public Affairs at American University, Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and Technical Advisor to the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins. Professor Gershenson works broadly in the economics of education, with specific interests in teacher labor markets, summer learning loss, student absences, community shocks, educational expectations, and the causes and consequences of the underrepresentation of teachers of color. His research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the American Educational Research Association, W.E. Upjohn Institute, Association for Institutional Research, Access Group, and Google. Professor Gershenson received his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University in 2011.