Dr. Bryan Shelly is a social science researcher with 15 years of experience designing K-12 research projects of unimpeachable rigor. Dr. Shelly holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Dr. Shelly is the author of "Money, Mandates, and Local Control in American Public Education" on the University of Michigan Press, which former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education Susan B. Neuman called “outstanding. . . . [N]o one has delved into the issue of school financing with such depth, data, and thoughtful analysis. It is simply the best in the field." He has also authored six peer-reviewed academic journal articles on topics including No Child Left Behind, Latino public education, the impact of participation in extracurricular activities, and public opinion on the public schools. The Alliance for Student Activities features Dr. Shelly in its Let X=Student Activities campaign as the pre-eminent contemporary voice on the positive impact of participation in student activities.