W. Edward Chi is a Ph.D. candidate and Dean’s Fellow in the Urban Education Policy program at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Rossier School of Education.
Edward researches policies and programs affecting college access and completion among underserved populations using quantitative and qualitative methods. With his Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Tatiana Melguizo, Edward is 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 USC, he is assessing psychosocial outcomes from a comprehensive college transition program for low-income postsecondary students in Nebraska. 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 such asregression discontinuity, differences-in-differences, and instrumental variable methods. Dissertation and other projects and publications are listed on Edward's USC academic profile and curriculum vitae.
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 master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
After graduation, Edward seeks a position compatible with his research interest in education policy.
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