Alana Dunagan


Alana leads the Institute’s higher education research and works to find solutions for a more affordable system that better serves both students and employers. In this role, Alana analyzes disruptive forces changing the higher education landscape. Her research includes studying business model innovations, public policies, and investment strategies that can give rise to new and sustainable postsecondary models. Prior to joining the Christensen Institute, Alana spent ten years in institutional investment management working on behalf of nonprofits, particularly colleges and universities. She worked as an investment consultant for Slocum, and spent five years with Macalester College managing their $700 million endowment. She holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Macalester College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.



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