Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Political Science
Ph.D., B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Areas of Expertise
K-12 Education Policy
Family and Community Engagement
My research investigates relationships between families and educational policies, school resource allocation, and the distribution of learning opportunities in U.S. public schools. I use mixed methods and have a special interest in leveraging administrative data to gain unique analytical perspectives on school and community contexts. I teach courses on the social foundations of K-12 education, research methods, and critical approaches to policy analysis. I also partner with community-based organizations to create more equitable engagement practices and more inclusive access to educational decision-making for non-dominant families and communities.