Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

Andrew Bacher-Hicks

Dr. Andrew Bacher-Hicks is an assistant professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He studies K–12 education policy in the United States, with a focus on teacher labor markets, school discipline, and the link between crime and education. He is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC). Dr. Bacher-Hicks’ work […]

Johana Chaparro-Moreno

Dr. Johana Chaparro-Moreno is a postdoctoral research associate at the Center on the Ecology of Early Development (CEED) at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research integrates theories, advanced statistical methods, and technological advances from the fields of child development, literacy, and engineering to design culturally and linguistically sensitive methodologies to […]

Olivia Chi

Dr. Olivia Chi is an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Department at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research uses quantitative methods to study the economics of education, with a focus on teacher labor markets and measures of teacher quality. She is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock […]

Mary Churchill

Dr. Mary L. Churchill is associate dean of strategic initiatives & community engagement at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development, where she is responsible for leading the college’s strategic initiatives. In addition, Dr. Churchill directs the Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement Office, which sets the strategic direction for the college’s community engagement […]

Christopher Cleveland

Dr. Christopher Cleveland is a research assistant professor at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC). His research examines the impacts of social policies on school contexts and students’ academic, cognitive, and social development. Dr. Cleveland also has experience partnering with school […]

Meagan Comb

Meagan Comb is assistant dean for executive affairs at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In this role, she supports the strategic planning, communications, admissions and event efforts of the college. She also serves as the executive director of the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC), where she focuses on supporting rigorous, policy-relevant research […]

Kyle DeMeo Cook

Dr. Kyle DeMeo Cook is a research assistant professor affiliated with the Center on the Ecology of Early Development (CEED) at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on using quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to better understand early childhood policy topics, such as access to early education and […]

Ethel Cruz

Ethel Cruz is a doctoral student in educational leadership & policy studies at Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development. Her research explores child trauma, trauma-informed schools, and developing educators to implement strategies that support the unique needs of students. Ethel is also a school principal in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Pronouns: she/her

Hanyun Cui

Hanyun Cui is a doctoral student in educational policy studies at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Hanyun focuses on the application of quantitative methods and interdisciplinary research in social science, especially in education. Her research interests include the teacher workforce in K–12 education, women in STEM in higher education and their […]

Stephanie Curenton

Dr. Stephanie M. Curenton is a professor in the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies Department at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development and the director of the Center on the Ecology of Early Development (CEED). She is a developmental and community psychologist who studies the social, cognitive, and language development of racially […]