Guanglei Hong is a member of the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty in 2009, she had been an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Applied Psychology Department at OISE/University of Toronto. She has focused her research on developing causal inference theories and methods for evaluating educational policies and instructional programs in multi-level, longitudinal settings.
Florian Hoffmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the determinants of life-cycle career dynamics, earnings dynamics, dynamic discrete choice models of human capital formation, estimation of equilibrium search models, and the importance of student-instructor interactions for academic achievement on the post-secondary education level.
Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues, and his work on efficiency, resource usage, and economic outcomes of schools has frequently entered into the design of both national and international educational policy. His research spans such diverse areas as the impacts of teacher quality, high stakes accountability, and class size reduction on achievement and the role of cognitive skills in international growth and development.
Scott Groginsky is the Education Policy Advisor at the US House Education and the Workforce Committee, Democratic Office. He has over 20 years of early education and K-12 education policy experience at the federal, state and local levels. For the past eight months, he has been the lead early childhood staff person at the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee Democratic office. He was Congressman Jared Polis' (D-CO) legislative aide on education and early education in Washington, D.C. for the previous two years.
Chao Fu is an associate professor at the department of Economics at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She studies the market for higher education and the equilibrium effects of various policy interventions on the college market. She also studies the interaction between the labor market and the market for crime.
Fu received a B.A. in Economics from Xiamen University in 2002, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010.
Valerie Dao is Portfolio Director for A Better Chicago where she manages a portfolio of grantee relationships and identifies new investment opportunities for A Better Chicago. In her role as an Associate at Mission Measurement, Valerie Dao supported primary and secondary research and model development for an array of nonprofit and philanthropic clients. Before joining Mission Measurement, Dao served as the Project Coordinator for Nobel Laureate James Heckman's Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group, a project of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Amy Claessens is an Assistant Professor in the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy, studying education, child development, and public policy. Claessens' work investigates how policies and programs influence child development and how early achievement and socioemotional skills relate to subsequent life outcomes. Claessens's work uses administrative or large-scale longitudinal data and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques.
Elizabeth Caucutt is an Associate Professor at Western University. She is primarily interested in the intergenerational effects of family and human capital policy.
Frances A. Campbell is a Senior Scientist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. During her 30 years with FPG, Campbell has been an integral part of FPG's history of serving as an objective, knowledgeable force for social change to enhance the lives of children and famiies. She has continued to gathr information on the positive influences of early intervention. Her work with the Abecedarian Project, which began with a group of infants in 1972, has followed these children as they have aged into adulthood.
Sally Brinkman is an Associate Professor at the world renowned Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth. Brinkman is a social epidemiologist with the majority of her research focusing on societies' impact on child development. She is also the Director of the Fraser Mustard Centre, an innovative new initiative between the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and the South Australia Department of Education and Child Development aimed to improve research translation.