Adjunct Lecturer of Public Service
Emilyn Ruble Whitesell is 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. On entering NYU-Wagner's doctoral program, Emilyn was awarded a U.S. Department of Education IES fellowship through NYU's Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training program. 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, Emilyn taught high school English as a Teach For America corps member in Indianapolis. Emilyn 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.
Education and Social Policy
The course will focus on current issues in education and social policy, beginning with an analysis of the case for public intervention in the market for education. We will then turn to considering key policy debates and options for addressing important problems - including both policies aimed at the education sector(i.e., public schools) and those affecting other sectors (i.e., housing policy). Particular attention will be paid to reviewing and weighing the evidence base for policy making and considering alternative solutions.