Dana Strait is a senior consultant on EAB's Strategic Research Team. Her studies have explored tuition pricing and enrollment trends at four-year colleges and universities, with a focus on sustainable strategies for growing tuition revenues.
Prior to joining EAB, Dr. Strait was a National Institutes of Health-sponsored postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park. She oversaw studies on auditory learning and plasticity. Dr. Strait has also held research positions at Northwestern University, where she coordinated multi-year longitudinal research on the impact of early enrichment on child learning and brain development. This work was conducted in Chicago, as well as in the gang-reduction zones of Los Angeles with The Harmony Project, a not-for-profit music mentorship organization. The research has received national and international recognition.
Dr. Strait holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Northwestern University. Her doctoral thesis defined the influences of music instruction on human auditory development and was sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. She has published this research in over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, some of which have been profiled by Scientific American, Time, and on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."