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Erica Greenberg

Erica Greenberg
Erica Greenberg

Erica Greenberg

Erica ( is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy and fellow in the Stanford Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis. Her research currently focuses on the politics of universal preschool policies and their implications for educational inequality. She explores these issues using unique national public opinion data, spatial analysis (GIS), and synthetic control methodologies. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she served as research assistant to Sharon Lynn Kagan at the National Center for Children and Families at Teachers College, Columbia University. She also taught pre-kindergarten at KIPP DC: LEAP Academy and interned in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education. She graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a B.A. in History and Linguistics and earned a M.A. in Political Science from Stanford in 2013.

Faculty Advisors: Sean Reardon, Susanna Loeb, Deborah Stipek, Paul Sniderman

Dissertation Committee: Sean Reardon, Susanna Loeb, Deborah Stipek, Paul Sniderman

Name: Erica Greenberg

Research Interests: Racial and socioeconomic inequality in education, early childhood education policy, the politics of education, descriptive and causal methods, geographic information systems (GIS), public opinion

Area of Study: Education Policy

  • Stanford University, M.A., Political Science, 2013
  • Yale University, B.A., History and Linguistics, 2006

More information:

Brown fades: The end of court-ordered school desegregation and the resegregation of American public schools. Sean F. Reardon, Elena Grewal, Demetra Kalogrides, Erica Greenberg. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Forthcoming.
Patterns and Trends in Racial Academic Achievement Gaps Among States, 1999-2011. Sean F. Reardon, Rachel A. Valentino, Demetra Kalogrides, Kenneth A. Shores, Erica H. Greenberg. 2013.
Left Behind? The Effect of No Child Left Behind on Academic Achievement Gaps. Sean F. Reardon, Erica H. Greenberg, Demetra Kalogrides, Kenneth A. Shores, Rachel A. Valentino. 2013.

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