Betheny Gross

Director of Research

WGU Labs

Dr. Gross oversees Labs’ research initiatives including evaluations of education technology and higher education policy to improve student access and success. Over the last 20 years, she has examined district and state policies to increase students’ access to high quality learning. Her recent research draws on principles of equity by design and examines systemic strategies to address the opportunity gap in learning by providing underserved families with the information, financial, and navigational support to access rich learning opportunities in and out of school. Her work has been published in several journals, including Harvard Law and Policy, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Education Research Journal, Journal of Education Finance, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.