2005 Fellows

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Rachel Garrett

Rachel is a Senior Researcher at the American Institutes of Research. She received her doctoral degree from the Harris School of Public Policy in 2010.  Her research interests include educator quality, policy and program evaluation, math learning, and the impact of children coming from multilingual households on educational trajectories, including the effects of instructional language. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Alena Wels Hirschorn Prize for outstanding paper in economics and was awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in German Language and Literature. Rachel has worked as a research assistant at the Spencer Foundation for Educational Research.


Devon Haskell Gorry

Devon is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Finance at Utah State University.  She received her doctoral degree from the Department of Economics in 2012. Her research interests include what factors affect educational outcomes, why there are differences in those outcomes, and interventions that can influence educational attainment such as the effects of high school athletic participation on student outcomes. Devon received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where she was awarded the Nelson A. Rockefeller Prize for the outstanding economics major and earned several citations for her work in economics and statistics.


Sally Sadoff

Sally is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of California, San Diego.  She received her doctoral degree from the Department of Economics in 2010. Sally's research focuses on closing achievement gaps beginning with pre-kindergarten development through college attendance and graduation. Her research includes designing performance-based incentives for elementary school teachers, and developing a pre-kindergarten program focused on intense instruction and increasing parental investment in young children. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University. Before coming to the University of Chicago, Sally taught mathematics in a public high school (Fremont, CA) and a charter middle school (East Palo Alto, CA).


Ginger Stoker

Ginger is a Senior Research Analyst at SRI International in California. She received her doctoral degree from the School of Social Service Administration in 2010. Her research has focused on studying the effects of taking AP classes on academic outcomes of urban high school students, investigating Title I teachers' understanding and use of standardized test scores, and a validity study of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) tests, an examination of the Chicago Academic Standards Examinations (CASE), and an evaluation of California's Early Steps program. She received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, in its Barrett Honors College, and holds an MA in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in Measurement, Statistics, and Methodological Studies from the University of Arizona.