Educational Policy and Social Context Specialization
Elizabeth Miller   Tyler Watts
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Educational Policy and Social Context (EPSC)

Educational Policy and Social Context considers issues of the changing social, cultural, and organizational context of learning to connect policy development and implementation.

ESPC faculty are conducting research in areas such as:

  • Educational Inequality
  • Educational Interventions
  • Education Policy
  • Evaluation of Education Programs and Policies
  • School and Family Influences in Education
  • Sociology and Economics of Education

Faculty use a wide range of research methodologies, from correlational studies to survey research to ethnographic case studies.

Emily Penner, Ph.D.

"I really value the collegiality of both the academic and non-academic communities at UC Irvine."
Emily Penner, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Stanford University 

Erik Ruzek, Ph.D.

"I continue to draw on the skills I first learned working with UCI faculty."
Erik Ruzek, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

Dan Flynn, Ph.D.

"Program milestones were signposts for my academic success.”
Dan Flynn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Services, St. George's University, Grenada