From over ten years of quantitative policy research experience and teaching students of diverse backgrounds, Edward’s expertise is in applying advanced quantitative methods to educational, economic, and survey data to critically determine if local, state, and national education policies and practices support the success of underprivileged and marginalized students in schools and colleges. Edward draws on these experiences in teaching and mentoring his students.

Edward is currently studying assessment and placement practices in English as a second language courses at community colleges.  As part of the Pullias Center for Higher Education at the University of Southern California, he is assessing psychosocial outcomes from a comprehensive college transition program for low-income postsecondary students at three universities in the Midwest.   Edward collects and analyzes a variety of forms data including administrative data from colleges, longitudinal surveys, and interviews.  Edward uses experimental and quasi-experimental analytical methods includingregression discontinuity, differences-in-differences, and instrumental variable methods. 

Formerly, Edward was a tenured economics educator at the Riverside Community College District in California where he taught for five years.  During that time, he adopted Team-Based Learning™ and developed collaborative learning resources.  Past research experience includes positions at the U.S. Department of Education and  the International Monetary Fund.  He holds a PhD in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California, an MA in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and a BS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

More information: Curriculum Vitae,  USC ProfileLinkedInTwitter, JOE Profilea short video on what led him to this work.  

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