AEDI Staff and Associates

The Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion is staffed by a core team of faculty directors and professional staff, whose work is complemented by the efforts of students in KU's School of Social Welfare and other University departments, as well as the related scholarship of faculty members throughout the University of Kansas and at other institutions. More information on current Directors, staff members, and Faculty Associates is found at left. AEDI is always interested in new collaborations with those working on issues related to economic mobility, educational inequity, financial capability, and related areas. Those interested in potential affiliation should contact AEDI Founding Director Dr. William Elliott or the Faculty Director(s) in the particular area(s) of interest.

New Book Released

Today’s student loan system is in place because of a political compromise, and growing discontent with student debt may signal that this arrangement has run its course. While there are resources and organizations in place to help those struggling with debt, the time has come to consider a new direction for financial aid, William Elliott III and Melinda Lewis argue in “Student Debt: A Reference Handbook.”

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  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
    —ALA
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times