W. EDWARD CHI


From over 10 years of teaching high school and college students from diverse backgrounds and from over 10 years of quantitative policy research experience, 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.

Edward collects and analyzes a variety of forms data including large-scale administrative data, longitudinal surveys, and interviews. Edward uses experimental and quasi-experimental analytical methods: regression discontinuity, differences-in-differences, and instrumental variable methods.

Past research experience includes positions at the Pullias Center for Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education, and the International Monetary Fund. Edward holds a PhD from the University of Southern California, an MA from the University of California, Irvine, and a BS from Stanford University.

Before earning a PhD, Edward adopted Team-Based Learning™ and developed collaborative learning resources in economics. He continues to use these methods in his current teaching.

More information: LinkedIn, Twitter, Curriculum Vitae (2018), USC Profile (2018), motivation for his work.