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Robin Howarth

Senior Researcher

Robin is based in CRL's Durham office and has been a senior researcher there since late 2015 conducting research in student lending, small dollar lending, and debt buying. She also co-leads the student loan issue team with a focus on defending student borrower protections at the federal level and increasing federal and state accountability for student loan servicers and for-profit colleges.

Prior to joining CRL, Robin was a visiting professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC, where she also earned her PhD. From 2003 until 2015, she taught graduate and undergraduate economic and community development courses with a particular emphasis on finance. Her research interests at UNC focused on urban real estate markets, market analysis, and community development/ engagement.

Her background also includes experience serving as a grant reviewer for U.S. Treasury's CDFI Fund and facilitating workshops for state and local officials in development finance. She began her career in banking on the West Coast in various corporate and commercial real estate lending roles. Robin earned her BA and MA from Stanford University.

News

September 14, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) released a bipartisan poll that finds voters across the country overwhelmingly support...
April 20, 2017 | By A.J. Higgins | Maine Public Radio
Maine students attending private, for-profit colleges are quicker to borrow and slower to repay their student loans when compared to the their counterparts across the country, according to the Center...
March 13, 2017
A new report released today by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) shows that four-year for-profit colleges in Connecticut are leaving students with lower graduation rates, higher debt loads,...
March 9, 2017 | By Charlene Crowell | The Washington Informer
An old adage teaches, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” In recent months, the troubled Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) tried and lost two legal...

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