Job Candidate Katharine Meyer


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Bio: Katharine Meyer is a doctoral candidate in Education Policy studies and research affiliate at the Nudge4Solutions Lab at the Curry School of Education. She also holds a BA in Government, an MEd in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation, and an MPP from the University. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, she worked in higher education program development and evaluation at UVA. She is interested in the behavioral, informational, and psychological barriers to low-income students' academic success. Her current projects focus on the transition from high school to college, postsecondary persistence, and adolescent literacy. Her research has been funded by an Institute for Education Sciences Virginia Education Science Training predoctoral fellowship grant.

Faculty advisor(s): Ben Castleman

Dissertation Committee: Ben Castleman, James Wyckoff, Sally Hudson, Daphna Bassok

Research Interests: Behavioral Science, Postsecondary Education Policy, Experimental Design and Causal Inference Methods, Quantitative Policy Analysis

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