Joseph Cimpian, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics and Education Policy at NYU Steinhardt and Affiliated Faculty at NYU Wagner. His research focuses on the use and development of novel and rigorous methods to study equity and policy. One line of his research examines how policies can be amended to improve long-term outcomes for English learners. A second line of research examines the relationships among gender, achievement, and college majors, and the roles of individual and societal factors in gender gaps. Other research is focused on the measurement of constructs like sexuality and how individual and researcher decisions affect data collection and policy recommendations.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU in 2016, Dr. Cimpian was an Associate Professor and College of Education Distinguished Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the AERA Grants Board, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute of Education Sciences. His research has been published in some of the top journals in education, psychology, health, and policy, and has been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and NPR. He is currently an Editor of the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.
Dr. Cimpian earned a M.A. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics of Education, both from Stanford University.