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Casey Henderson

Area of Study: 
Education Policy
Advisor: 
John Fantuzzo

Casey Henderson is a Ph.D. student in the Education Policy Division at the Graduate School of Education. Casey's interests include comprehensive reforms for young children living in poverty, early childhood assessments, policies to enhance family engagement, and the use of integrated data systems to inform education and social policy decisions.



Daniel Stuckey

Area of Study: 
Education Policy
Research Interests: 
The Teaching Workforce: Quality, Compensation, Mobility, and Professional Learning
Advisor: 
Richard Ingersoll

Daniel Stuckey is a Ph.D.



Phoebe Ho

Area of Study: 
Sociology
Research Interests: 
: Immigration and immigrant families, sociology of education, race/ethnicity, social stratification
Advisor: 
Grace Kao, Hyunjoon Park

Phoebe is a second year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an Institute of Education Sciences Fellow at the Graduate School of Education. Prior to Penn, she worked for a number of years in education research, during which time she conducted program evaluations and statistical work for a variety of clients, including educational institutions, non-profit organizations and state and federal government entities. She earned her M.A.



Horatio Blackman

Area of Study: 
Education Policy
Advisor: 
John Puckett


Julia McWilliams

Area of Study: 
Anthropology of Education, Urban Studies
Research Interests: 
Immigration, race relations, and urban education; class and social stratification; citizenship
Advisor: 
Kathleen Hall


Chad Evans

Area of Study: 
Sociology
Research Interests: 
Early Childhood, Education, Family, Social Stratification, Quantitative Methodology, Causal Inference
Advisor: 
Emily Hannum


Janie Scull

Area of Study: 
Quantitative Methods
Research Interests: 
Measurement and assessment of student learning, technology and accountability
Advisor: 
Andy Porter

Janie Scull is a Ph.D. student in Quantitative Methods at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Her research primarily employs large-scale randomized control trials to examine differential student learning. She is currently working with a team to explore the impact of integrating cognitive science principles into middle school science teaching practices. She is also conducting research on the effects of sixth-grade computer-based math interventions centered on measurement and fractions.



Anna Rhoad

Area of Study: 
Quantitative Methods
Research Interests: 
Measurement & Assessment, Early Childhood Achievement
Advisor: 
Paul McDermott

Anna Rhoad is a Ph.D. student in Quantitative Methods at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. Her current work focuses on investigating the presence and extent of assessor bias in intelligence testing. She has also conducted policy research as a quantitative intern at Research For Action. Anna completed her B.S. in Psychology and Human Communication Sciences at Northwestern University. Her past research involved understanding the development of inhibitory control in infants and preschoolers. 



Michael Chirico

Area of Study: 
Economics of Education
Research Interests: 
Teacher compensation and quality, Skill and belief formation, Political economy of education
Advisor: 
Flavio Cunha


Benjamin Brumley

Area of Study: 
Quantitative Methods
Research Interests: 
Early childhood assessment, school achievement, integrated data systems
Advisor: 
John Fantuzzo

Benjamin Brumley is a second-year Ph.D. student in Quantitative Methods at the University of Pennsylvania - Graduate School of Education. Benjamin’s research interests include psychometric development in the context of school success, and utilization of integrated data systems to inform social policy. Currently, he is working on validation analyses for a prekindergarten formative assessment of school readiness (the Integrated Check-Ins).