July 22, 2008
For immediate release
Dr. John Yun of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has received a 2008-2009 Hellman Family Faculty Fellowship. This fellowship will support his proposed research “Narrowing Opportunities: High Stakes Testing and Noncognitive Outcomes in Education.”
Established in 1995 by Warren and Patrician Christina Hellman, the fund for these fellowships helps ensure that important research by junior faculty receives needed support. For many past recipients, the Hellman has played a critical role in their careers — leading to publication, important new contacts, research funding from other sources, or new research directions.
John Yun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education and a former high school science teacher. His training – culminating in an Ed.D. from Harvard University – is in educational policy using both economic and quantitative methodologies. Dr. Yun’s research focuses on issues of equity in education, specifically patterns of school segregation; educational differences between private and public schools; the effect of funding, poverty, and opportunity on educational outcomes; and the educative/counter-educative impacts of high-stakes testing.
[John Yun is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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