Emerging Education Policy Scholars (EEPS)

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the American Enterprise Institute have joined forces to offer a unique program aimed at cultivating human capital within the education-policy sector. The Emerging Education Policy Scholars (EEPS) program brings up-and-coming scholars to our nation’s capital to meet with education-policy experts and to share and brainstorm exciting new directions for K–12 education research. The program focuses on three over-arching goals:

  • To foster an opportunity for talented, promising scholars to connect with other scholars in their field, as well as to introduce them to key players in the education-policy arena;
  • To expand the pool of talent and ideas from which the education-policy arena currently draws; and
  • To increase understanding of how the worlds of policy and practice intersect with scholarly research in education and related fields.
     

EEPS comprise a diverse group of promising, newly minted Ph.D. scholars and Ph.D. candidates who bring to the table a keen research eye, fresh ideas, and boundless (or budding) enthusiasm for education policy.

EEPS are organized into cohorts that meet twice in the span of a year—once in the summer and once in the winter. Past EEPS participants have the opportunity to present at future EEPS meetings to new cohorts.

Fordham and AEI launched the EEPS program in the summer of 2010 in Washington, D.C., at which time we welcomed twenty-eight promising education-policy scholars. We are now pleased to announce the eighteen scholars invited to participate in our second cohort, which commenced in summer 2012 (see below).

For more information about the EEPS program, please contact program coordinators Matt Richmond and Lauren Empson or read the EEPS FAQ. The EEPS program is generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

EEPS Newsletters

November 2012 EEPS Newsletter

May 2011 EEPS Newsletter

October 2010 EEPS Newsletter

2013–14 Emerging Education Policy Scholars

A. Brooks Bowden
Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University
Research Associate and Assistant Director, Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College
 
Allison Atteberry
Research Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
PhD, Policy Analysis, Stanford School of Education
 
Anna Egalite
Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, University of Arkansas
Research Assistant, School Choice Demonstration Project
 
Brent Evans
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education, Vanderbilt University
PhD, Administration and Policy Analysis: Higher Education, Stanford University
 
Daniel Araya
Research Fellow, Institute for Computing in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, National Center for Supercomputing Applications
PhD, Public Policy and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
Jeffrey W. Snyder
Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, Michigan State University
 
Jessica Walker
Senior Analyst, Abt Associates
PhD, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas - Austin
 
Katharine Stevens
PhD, Education Policy, Columbia University
 
Lesley Lavery
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Macalester College
PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
 
Lindsay Page
Research Assistant Professor of Education, Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh
EdD, Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education, Harvard University
 
Maria Perez
Assistant Professor of Policy Analysis, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
PhD, Economics of Education, Stanford University
 
Meghan McCormick
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University
 
Michael Gottfried
Assistant Professor, Gervitz School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
PhD, Applied Economics, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
 
Patrick Denice
Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, University of Washington
 
Peter Goff
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin - Madison
PhD, Leadership, Policy, & Organizations, School Leadership, Vanderbilt University
 
Randall F. Clemens
Assistant Professor of Administrative and Instructional Leadership, School of Education, St. John's University
PhD, Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California
 
Sara Dahill-Brown
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University
PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
 
Seth Gershenson
Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs, American University
PhD, Economics, Michigan State University
 
Shaun Dougherty
Assistant Professor, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
PhD, Quantitative Policy Analysis, Harvard University
 
Tracey Weinstein
Doctoral Candidate, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Research Associate, Center on Educational Governance at USC
 

2012–13 Emerging Education Policy Scholars

Angela Boatman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University
PhD, Higher Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2012)

Jessica Boccardo
Doctoral Candidate, Public Policy, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University (2013)
Research Assistant, Institute for Education and Social Policy

Deven Carlson
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma
PhD, Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison (2012)

Sarah Cohodes
Doctoral Candidate, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2016)
Doctoral Fellow, Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy

Ashley Jochim
Research Analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education
PhD, Political Science, University of Washington (2012)

Nate Jensen
Research Scientist, Kingsbury Center, Northwest Evaluation Association
PhD, Counselor Education, University of Arkansas (2012)

Michael Jones
Research Assistant Professor, Economics Center, University of Cincinnati
PhD, Economics, University of Notre Dame (2012)

Matthew Kraft
Doctoral Candidate, Quantitative Policy Analysis, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2013)

Andrew McEachin
IES Postdoctoral Fellow, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Research Associate, Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitveness
PhD, Education Policy, University of Southern California (2012)

Michael McShane
Research Fellow, Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas (2012)

Eric Parsons
Doctoral Candidate, Economics, University of Missouri (2013)
Research Analyst, Economics and Policy Analysis Research Center, University of Missouri–Columbia

Morgan Polikoff
Assistant Professor of Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
PhD, Education Policy, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Andrew Saultz
Doctoral Candidate, Educational Policy, Michigan State University (2013)

Eric Taylor
Doctoral Candidate, Economics of Education, Stanford University (2015)

Chris Torres
Doctoral Candidate, Urban Education, Department of Teaching and Learning, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, New York University (2013)
Senior Manager of Online Learning, Relay Graduate School of Education

Jon Valant
Doctoral Candidate, Educational Policy, Stanford University (2014)

Jennie Weiner
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2012)
PhD, Education Policy, Leadership and Instructional Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2012)

Rebecca Zumeta
Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
PhD, Special Education, Vanderbilt University (2010)

2010–11 Emerging Education Policy Scholars

Daphna Bassok
Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

Hella Bel Hadj Amor
Practice Expert: Education Policy and Research, Education Northwest

Branin Bowe
Senior Research Associate, Kingsbury Center, Northwest Evaluation Association
Doctoral Candidate, Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership, University of Oregon

Zoë Burkholder
Assistant Professor, Education Foundations, Montclair State University

Matt Chingos
Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Erin Cocke
Doctoral Candidate, Sociology of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University
Research Assistant, Institute for Education and Social Policy

Diana D’Amico
Assistant Professor of Education, George Mason University

T. Elon Dancy II
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Oklahoma

Rachel Dinkes
Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research

Will Dobbie
Doctoral candidate, Public Policy, Harvard University

Enis Dogan
Associate Director, Assessment Research, Achieve

Todd Grindal
Doctoral Candidate, Educational Policy Leadership and Instructional Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Jason Grissom
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Education
Peabody College of Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University

Michael Hansen
Research Associate, Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research Program, American Institutes for Research

Michael Hartney
Doctoral Candidate, Political Science, University of Notre Dame (2013)

Julia Kaufman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University and RAND

Cory Koedel
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Missouri

Victoria Rankin Marks
Research Analyst
American Institutes for Research

Ashlyn Aiko Nelson
Assistant Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Jonna Perrillo
Assistant Professor of English Education
University of Texas at El Paso

Karen Rambo
Ph.D. candidate in Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment in Educational Psychology
University of Connecticut

Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
Seton Hall University

Muna Shami
Senior Research Analyst
American Institute for Research

Arnold Shober
Assistant Professor of Government
Lawrence University

Katharine Strunk
Assistant Professor of Education and Policy
Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

David Stuit
Partner
Basis Policy Research

Eric Tucker
Co-Founder, Interim Executive Director, and Chief Academic Officer
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues

Jennifer Wallner
Assistant Professor
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina