Dr. Michael Gottfried, Associate Professor in the Department of Education at UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz School, will speak on a panel titled: “Understanding and Using National and State Longitudinal Datasets,” on Thursday, February 2 at the University of Utah. Dr. Gottfried will join University of Utah faculty Dr. Yongmei Ni and Dr. Jason Taylor, along with guest scholar Dr. Ethan Hutt for a panel discussion on the use of national and state educational datasets to answer critical policy and practice questions. The event is sponsored by the Education Policy Collaborative and the Utah Education Policy Center.
The topics covered at the panel explore how longitudinal data can be used to tackle relevant issues in education policy, including:
“Long-Term Relationships: How Longitudinal Datasets Shaped Our Views on Educational Attainment, Inequality, and the American School System”
“Students with Disabilities in Full-Day Kindergarten: Using Longitudinal Data to Estimate Short- and Long-Term Effects on Achievement”
“Charter School Research Using Utah Longitudinal Data on Students and Educators”
“Examining the Effects of Accelerated Learning Programs Using Arkansas Longitudinal Data”
Dr. Gottfried’s research focuses on the economics of education and education policy. Using the analytic tools from these disciplines, he has examined issues pertaining to peer effects, classroom context, and STEM. His research extends across the K-16 pipeline. Dr. Gottfried has published numerous articles in these areas, with multiple publications in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Educational Research Journal, Education Finance and Policy, Teachers College Record, American Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, and Elementary School Journal, among others. He is/has been the Principal Investigator on multiple funded research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NICHD), American Educational Research Association, and the Haynes Foundation. He has won multiple scholarly awards for his research, including the Outstanding Publication in Methodology Award in both 2010 and in 2012 given by AERA Division H and the Highest Reviewed Paper Award in 2013 given by AERA SIG: School Effectiveness and School Improvement.