Will Flanders, Ph.D.

Research Director

Will Flanders is the Research Director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Together with the education policy team, Dr. Flanders conducts econometric research on the application of WILL’s principles of freedom and liberty to the educational system in Wisconsin.  Since joining WILL, he has authored or co-authored reports on the return on investment from charter schools, the effects of Act 10 on the teaching workforce, and the economic benefits of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

Dr. Flanders’ work has appeared in numerous publications including the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, Politico, National Review and the Wall Street Journal; as well as in academic publications such as the Journal of School Choice.

Dr. Flanders holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in American Politics and Public Policy from Florida State University, as well as an M.S. in Political Science and an M.S. in Applied American Politics and Policy from the same school. He earned his B.A. from Valdosta State University in Georgia, his home state.

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