Watson Scott Swail is president and chief executive officer of the Educational Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization dedicated to policy-based research on educational opportunity for all students. Widely respected in the area of college opportunity research, Dr. Swail has published extensively in national journals and publications. Recent publications include “Latino Students and the Educational Pipeline,” “The Affordability of Higher Education,” and “Higher Education and the New Demographics.” He has been published in Phi Delta Kappan, Change, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Swail has served on a number of national advisory committees, including technical review panels for the major U.S. longitudinal and cross-sectional surveys sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. In addition, he recently has conducted projects for the Canada Millennium Scholarship Program related to postsecondary access in Canada. Prior to establishing EPI, Dr. Swail served as the founding director of the Pell Institute and vice president of the Council for Opportunity in Education in Washington, DC. He previously served as senior policy analyst with SRI International and associate director for policy analysis with the College Board.