Nicholas Hillman is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hillman’s research focuses on postsecondary finance and financial aid policy, primarily as they relate to college access and equity. This work includes research on student loan debt and default, performance-based funding, and college affordability.
He is a faculty affiliate in the LaFollette School of Public Affairs and Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education. Hillman earned his masters in public affairs and his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from Indiana University-Bloomington.