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Meet our New Director

The Martin School has a new captain at the helm! He is no stranger, though-- Dr. Zimmer received his doctorate degree from the Martin School! In his time away from Kentucky, Dr. Zimmer has served as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University and worked for the RAND Corporation. His publications and media mentions are many. An accomplished researcher, Dr. Zimmer's work focuses on education policy, particularly school choice and school finance. We are so pleased to have Dr. ZImmer and his family with us!

Dr. ZImmer was featured in a "UK at the Half" segment, which is aired at halftime during the radio broadcasts of UK football and basketball games. If you missed it this past Saturday, never fear! UK PR has provided us with the recording, which you can listen to below. In the clip, Dr. ZImmer talks about our program's culture. As an alumnus and now our Director, he has a unique perspective. "From my experience here being a student, it's just such a special place," he says, describing the close-knit community that graduates continue to be a part of after they leave. The faculty continue to be a source of support and encouragement, even after alumni have moved on to new places and jobs. 

Undergraduates may have the opportunity in the future to partake in all the Martin School can offer... Dr. Zimmer plans to pursue an undergraduate offering in the future!