David Mundel graduated from MIT with degrees in Physics and Political Science and received his Ph.D. from MIT, in Political Science and Economics.
During his graduate studies, Dr. Mundel was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.
academic career, Dr. Mundel's research
and consulting work focused on the design and evaluation of access-oriented higher education policies and programs.
Dr. Mundel served as a consultant to the Executive Office of the President during the Johnson and Nixon administrations, where he was a principal participant in the process that resulted in the passage and implementation of the Pell Grant Program during the early 1970's.
Subsequently, he joined the Congressional Budget Office, where he created and directed the division responsible for the analysis of education, labor, health, and welfare policies and budgets.
During the last several years, Dr. Mundel has been an independent consultant, serving both not-for-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
higher education research has focused on assessing the potential role of marketing, recruiting and student aid program redesign in improving the efficacy of access-oriented, public policies.
recent publications include: "What do we know about the impact of grants to college students?
(in Baum, McPherson, and Steele, editors, "The Effectiveness of Student Aid Policies: What the Research Tells Us", College Board.
2008) and "Do Increases in Pell and Other Grant Awards Increase College-Going among Lower Income High School