Ph.D. 2006 – Vanderbilt University, Educational Leadership and Policy
M.A. 1999 – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Policy Studies
B.A. 1992 – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, English Education
Areas of Expertise
State Funding Formulas
Local District School Finance Policies
School District Efficiency
Student Assignment Issues
Economics of Education
A former public school teacher, Houck was a member of UNC’s inaugural class of NC Teaching Fellows.
A noted authority on education finance issues, Eric Houck’s current research focuses on the mechanisms by which teachers and students are allocated across schools and districts, particularly via salary structures and student assignment policies. He is a coauthor of one of the leading school finance textbooks on the market and his research has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Education Finance, the Peabody Journal of Education, Education and Urban Society, and Leadership and Policy in Schools.