Dr. Elizabeth Rivera Rodas, Assistant Professor in the Educational Foundations Department, was recently selected as one of 22 National Science Foundation Fellows for the Summer Institute in Advanced Research Methods in STEM Education Research. The highly competitive program is housed at the University of Chicago and Michigan State University.
As an economist of education, Dr. Rivera Rodas’ scholarly interests involve the economics of urban education, residential and school segregation, and teacher quality. In particular, her current research project investigates the impact that the release of the New York City teacher quality data had on housing prices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens and the impact that the release had on residential and school demographics. She uses advanced econometric techniques to study the impact of public policies on racial and socioeconomic disparities in educational access, quality, and achievement.