Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) publishes scholarly manuscripts of theoretical, methodological, or policy interest to those engaged in educational policy analysis, evaluation, and decisionmaking. EEPA is a multidisciplinary policy journal, and considers original research from multiple disciplines, theoretical orientations, and methodologies.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) publishes manuscripts of theoretical or practical interest to those engaged in educational evaluation or policy analysis, including economics, demographic, financial, and political analyses of education policies; syntheses of previously completed policy studies, evaluation theories, and methodologies; results of significant evaluation efforts; retrospective views of evaluation studies, and book reviews related to educational evaluation and policy issues.
|Rochelle Hardison||University of Southern California, USA|
|Megan Andrew||University of Notre Dame|
|Dale Ballou||Vanderbilt University|
|Michael N. Bastedo||University of Michigan, USA|
|Eric Bettinger||Stanford University, Graduate School of Education|
|Robert Bifulco||Syracuse University|
|John Cheslock||Penn State University|
|Amita Chudgar||Michigan State University|
|Judy Scott Clayton||Teachers College, Columbia University|
|Casey D. Cobb||University of Connecticut|
|Cynthia Coburn||Northwestern University|
|Dylan P. Conger||George Washington University|
|Sean Corcoran||New York University|
|Joshua Cowen||University of Kentucky|
|Alan J. Daly||University of California, San Diego|
|Tom Dee||Stanford University|
|Laura Desimone||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Kevin Dougherty||Teacher's College, Columbia University|
|Will Doyle||Vanderbilt University|
|Susan Dynarski||University of Michigan|
|Stella Flores||Vanderbilt University|
|Ken Frank||Michigan State University, USA|
|Adam Gamoran||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|Liliana Garces||Penn State University|
|David Garcia||Arizona State University, USA|
|Sara Goldrick-Rab||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Michael Gottfried||University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Preston Greene||Penn State University|
|Eric Grodsky||University of Wisconsin - Madison|
|Cassandra Guarino||Indiana University|
|Floyd Hammack||New York University|
|Emily Hannum||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Jennifer Jennings||New York University|
|Spyros Konstantopoulos||Michigan State University|
|Michael Kurlaender||University of California, Davis|
|Douglas Lee Lauen||University of North Carolina|
|Julie Marsh||University of Southern California|
|Jose Felipe Martinez||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Francisco Martorell||RAND Corporation|
|Lindsay Clare Matsumura||University of Pittsburgh|
|Patrick J. McEwan||Wellesley College|
|Tatiana Melguizo||University of Southern California|
|Gary J. Miron||Western Michigan University|
|David Mustard||University of Georgia|
|Erik Ness||University of Georgia|
|Lindsay Page||University of Pittsburgh|
|John Papay||Brown University|
|Meredith Phillips||University of Southern California|
|Morgan Polikoff||University of Southern California|
|Doug Ready||Columbia University|
|Sean Reardon||Stanford University|
|Jennifer King Rice||University of Maryland, USA|
|Josipa Roksa||University of Virginia, USA|
|Jennifer Russell||University of Pittsburgh|
|Lucrecia Santibañez||Claremont Graduate University|
|Tim Sass||Georgia State University|
|Barbara Schneider||Michigan State University|
|Janelle Scott||University of California, Berkeley|
|Tom Smith||Vanderbilt University|
|Jennifer Steele||American University|
|Katharine O. Strunk||University of Southern California|
|Robert T. Teranishi||New York University|
|Ruth Turley||Rice University|
|Kyo Yamashiro||LA Education Research Institute|
|Bill Zumeta||University of Washington|
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