Emilyn Ruble Whitesell


Emilyn Ruble Whitesell is currently a 5th-year doctoral student at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Education and Social Policy. She recently completed a four-year IES fellowship through NYU's  Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training program and is now an alumni mentor. Emilyn's research and teaching interests are in the areas of education policy and program evaluation. Her current research focuses on how school accountability influences parent, teacher, and student perceptions of their schools, large-scale program evaluation, and the spillover effects of student mobility. Before coming to NYU, Emi taught high school English as a Teach For America corps member in Indianapolis. Emi holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marian University and a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Her advisors are Leanna Stiefel and Amy Ellen Schwartz.