Daphna Bassok

Associate Professor; Associate Director, EdPolicyWorks

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009
  • M.A., Stanford University , 2007
  • M.A., Stanford University, 2003
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2000

Daphna Bassok is an Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and is also the Associate Director of EdPolicyWorks a joint collaboration between the Curry School of Education and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Her research addresses early childhood education policy, with a particular focus on the impacts of policy interventions on the well-being of low-income children. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator on a project supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to examine Louisiana's efforts to overhaul their early childhood education system.  She recently received a National Academy of Education/ Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for her work examining changes in parenting practices over time and their impact on the early emergence of achievement gaps. Other recent projects have explored changes in the early childhood teacher labor force over time and the impacts of Florida's Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program. Bassok holds a Ph.D. in the Economics of Education, a M.A. in Economics and a M.A. in Policy Analysis and Evaluation, all from Stanford University.