David H. Feldman teaches in the economics department at William & Mary. He chaired the department from 2011 to 2016. Before coming to William & Mary in 1989 he taught at Duke University and Colgate University. He earned his Ph.D. from Duke in 1983 and his A.B. in economics and political science from Kenyon College in 1978. His research examines theoretical and policy questions in the economics of higher education. Together with Robert B. Archibald, he is the author of Why Does College Cost so Much? (Oxford University Press, 2011). The book explores the economic forces driving college cost, tuition setting, and access. His next book, also co-authored with professor Archibald, is titled The Road Ahead for America’s Colleges and Universities (Oxford University Press, summer 2017).
In addition to his scholarly work, Feldman also writes about higher education issues for national news magazines, policy journals, and newspapers. In 2012, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Officers (NASFAA) gave him its Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award for his work on college cost and financial aid. William & Mary honored him with a University Professorship for Teaching Excellence in 2006.