The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University


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The following is a list of researchers at Harvard and other leading universities whose research focuses on the nation's achievement gaps. These scholars represent a cross section of academic disciplines--education, economics, public and social policy, sociology and law. They represent the broad base of research and knowledge necessary to understanding the complex issues contributing to achievement gaps.


Click on the scholar's last name to learn more about their work.

Last Name First Name Institution
Aronson Joshua New York University
Avery Christopher Harvard University
Balfanz Robert Johns Hopkins University
Barbarin Oscar Tulane University
Beardslee William Harvard University
Bishop John Cornell University
Boles Katherine Harvard University
Carter Prudence Stanford University School of Education
Clotfelter Charles Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University
Cohen Cathy University of Chicago
Darity William Duke University
Diamond John University of Wisconsin-Madision
Dickens William The Brookings Institution
Elmore Richard Harvard University
Ferguson Ronald Harvard University
Fryer Roland Harvard University
Gordon Edmund Columbia University
Gosa Travis Cornell University
Harris Douglas Tulane University
Hehir Thomas Harvard Graduate School of Education
Hess Frederick American Enterprise Institute
Hochschild Jennifer Harvard University
Hoxby Caroline Stanford University
Jacob Brian University of Michigan
Jencks Christopher Harvard University
Kane Thomas Harvard University
Koretz Daniel Harvard University
Ladd Helen Duke University
Landry Susan University of Texas
Lang Kevin Boston University
Lewis Amanda Emory College
Long Bridget Terry Harvard University
Loury Glenn Brown University
Luttrell Wendy City University of New York
Mandara Jelani Northwestern University
Mapp Karen Harvard University
McCartney Kathleen Smith College
Mickelson Roslyn Arlin University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Moore Johnson Susan Harvard University
Murnane Richard Harvard University
Norton Dodie University of Chicago
Ogletree Charles Harvard University
Orfield Gary UCLA
Oyserman Daphna University of Michigan
Patterson Orlando Harvard University
Payne Charles University of Chicago
Peterson Paul Harvard University
Pollock Mica UC San Diego
Price Hugh Brookings Institution
Quint Janet MDRC
Rivkin Steven University of Illinois-Chicago
Roderick Melissa University of Chicago
Rothstein Richard Economic Policy Institute
Schneider Barbara Michigan State University
Schorr Lisbeth Center for the Study of Social Policy
Schwartz Robert Harvard Graduate School of Education
Snipes Jason WestEd
Stuart-Wells Amy Columbia University
Suarez-Orozco Marcelo UCLA
Suarez-Orozco Carola UCLA
Tinto Vincent Syracuse University
Warren Mark University of Massachusetts
Weiss Heather Harvard University
Weissbourd Richard Harvard University
Wheeler Rebecca Christopher Newport University
Yoshikawa Hirokazu New York University