Bryant Hopkins (alum)


AREAS OF SPECIALTY: economics of education, education policy, and special education

PAPER/DISSERTATION: “The Efficacy of Federal Education Policy for Special Populations and Their Teachers”

Bryant Hopkins completed his PhD in Public Policy at NYU Wagner's Graduate School of Public Service. There, he studied how policy deferentially affects the educational experiences of special populations. His dissertation examines the impact of No Child Left Behind waivers on racial achievement gaps, the efficacy of special education services in NYC, and staffing trends among NYC special education teachers. Bryant received a 4-year IES-Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellowship (IES-PIRT) in 2015 and is a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM). Bryant holds an MA in Economics from Duke University and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.