Dr. William Elliott III will be joining the UM-SSW in July 2017. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Kansas (KU) and founder of the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion (AEDI) in KU’s School of Social Welfare. He received his Ph.D. and master’s in social work from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Geneva College in Beaver Fall, PA. Dr. Elliott is a non-resident Senior Research Fellow for New America’s Asset Building Program. He has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education and the 2016 University of Kansas Scholarly Achievement Award. He is a leading researcher in the fields of children's savings and college debt. However, is research interests are broadly focused on public policies related to issues of economic inequality and social development. Numerous news and media outlets such as the National Journal, PBS News Hour, NPR, US News, the Washington Monthly, the Washington Post, and others have featured his work. His research has served as the impetus for Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs and policies across the U.S. He is currently conducting research on the following CSA programs: Prosperity Kids in New Mexico, K2C in San Francisco, Promise Indiana, and the Harold Alfond College challenge in Maine. He has received research funding from such sources as the Ford Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and Citi foundation.
|(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||3734 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2008||PhD||Social Work||Washington University, St. Louis, MO|
|2005||MSW||Social Work||Washington University, St. Louis, MO|
|1995||BA||Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA|
|Promise Indiana Scholarship||Elliott III, William (PI)
Joseph Himle (Co-PIs)
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Promise Indiana Scholarship
April 2017 - June 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of providing financial awards based on learning, college planning, and savings behaviors on academic achievement and school attendance. This study will use multiple regression models and path analysis to isolate the effects CSAs as well as the added incentive of financial awards.