Michael Gottfried, University of Pennsylvania

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Michael Gottfried, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Policy Division in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. An applied economist by training, Professor Gottfried focuses on the economics of education and education policy, with an interest in absenteeism, career and technical education, and students with disabilities.

Adam Kho, University of Southern California

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Dr. Adam Kho is an Assistant Professor of Education in K-12 Policy and Leadership at the University of Southern California. His research focuses on using quantitative methods to examine the intended and unintended effects of various school reforms, including school turnaround, school choice, and school improvement. Kho received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University . Prior, he served as an instructional coach and mathematics teacher at an alternative high school in Atlanta. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband and two dogs.

Beth Schueler, University of Virginia

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Beth Schueler is an Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She studies education policy, politics, and inequality with a focus on efforts to improve low-performing K-12 schools and districts. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to learn which policies are most effective at improving educational organizations and what makes these policies more or less politically viable. Her work in these areas has been published in journals such as Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Education Finance and Policy, and Public Opinion Quarterly, and has been covered by media outlets such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Education Week. Prior to joining the faculty at UVA, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Schueler holds a doctorate in education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, holds a master’s degree in politics and education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, has taught on the politics of education at Brown University, and previously worked on legislative affairs at the New York City Council.

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