Faculty

Lucy Bassett

Lucy
Bassett

Associate Professor of Practice of Public Policy
Garrett Hall L002A

Lucy Bassett is an expert in children, caregivers, and communities in humanitarian and development contexts. Over her fifteen-year career, Bassett has worked with governments in low- and middle-income countries to expand access to quality education, nutrition and social protection services, particularly for poor and marginalized children and families.

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Daphna Bassock

Daphna
Bassok

Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy

Daphna Bassok is the Batten Bicentennial Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Virginia and associate director of EdPolicyWorks, a collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Her research focuses on early childhood education policy and efforts to improve early childhood education at scale, particularly policies aimed at supporting the early childhood education workforce.

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Chris Hulleman

Chris
Hulleman

Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy

I conduct research on educational interventions grounded in theories of social and personality psychology, motivation, and human development. Recently, my work has focused on examining the extent to which helping students find relevance in their coursework for their lives increases learning and interest.

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Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Kimberly
Jenkins Robinson

Professor of Law, Education and Public Policy

Kimberly Jenkins Robinson is a national expert who speaks domestically and internationally about educational equity, equal educational opportunity, civil rights and the federal role in education. Her scholarship has been published widely in leading journals and proposes innovative legal and policy solutions for ensuring that all children receive equal access to an excellent education.

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Daniel Player

Daniel
W.
Player

Associate Professor of Public Policy
Garrett Hall L046

Dan Player’s research is focused on issues in education policy. His work has examined questions such as how teacher ability is recognized and rewarded in schools, whether teacher performance predicts turnover, and how teachers respond to working conditions.

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Beth Schueler

Beth
Schueler

Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy
Ruffner Hall 268

Beth Schueler is an Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She studies education policy, politics, and inequality with a focus on efforts to improve low-performing K-12 schools and districts.

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James Wyckoff

James
H.
Wyckoff

Professor of Education and Public Policy; Director, Center on Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness

Jim Wyckoff is the Curry Memorial Professor of Education and Policy, and Director of the Center for Education Policy and Workforce Competitiveness at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on issues of teacher labor markets, teacher preparation, recruitment, assessment and retention. In this work he has collaborated with policymakers in New York City, New York State and most recently the District of Columbia. 

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