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Thomas S. Dee

Biography

Thomas S. Dee, Ph.D., is the Barnett Family Professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE), a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and the Faculty Director of the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. His research focuses largely on the use of quantitative methods to inform contemporary issues of policy and practice. The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) awarded his collaborative research the Raymond Vernon Memorial Award in 2015 and again in 2019. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Education Finance and Policy.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute

Program Affiliations

SHIPS (PhD): Economics of Education
SHIPS (PhD): Educational Policy
(MS) EDS

Research Interests

Economics and Education | Educational Policy | Poverty and Inequality | Technology and Education

See a full list of GSE Faculty research interests >

Recent Publications

Dee, T. S., James, J., & Wyckoff, J. (2021). IS EFFECTIVE TEACHER EVALUATION SUSTAINABLE? EVIDENCE FROM DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY, 16(2), 313–346.

Dee, T. S., & Domingue, B. W. (2020). Assessing the Impact of a Test Question: Evidence from the "Underground Railroad" Controversy. EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT-ISSUES AND PRACTICE.

Dee, T. S., & Murphy, M. (2020). Vanished Classmates: The Effects of Local Immigration Enforcement on School Enrollment. AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 57(2), 694–727.

Thomas S. Dee in the News & Media

Photo of a Black woman's face in a prism-like mirror
February 17, 2021
Research Stories
Wired
In an op-ed, Professor Thomas S. Dee argues for investing in education technology that differs dramatically from existing platforms.
November 29, 2020
Image of a brain missing a few puzzle pieces
August 24, 2020
Podcast
Waiting to enter kindergarten can have benefits, particularly for children who have trouble self-regulating, says Professor Thomas Dee.
July 23, 2020
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