Sara Dahill-Brown, assistant professor, has been named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The program brings up-and-coming scholars to Washington, D.C., to meet with education-policy experts and to share and brainstorm exciting new directions for K-12 education research. The program focuses on three over-arching goals:
Dahill-Brown’s research focuses on state governments’ commitment to local control of education policy and the degree to which that ideological commitment influences policy formulation and implementation.
Michael Pisapia, assistant professor, has been awarded the 2013 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics for his book project entitled “Governing Education: Gender, Federalism and the Rise of Women’s Political Authority.” The prize includes a stipend to be used to support the project.