Professor of Education
Michal Kurlaender’s work focuses on education policy and evaluation, particularly practices that address existing racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequality at various stages of the educational attainment process.
Current projects include a study of the educational attainment and labor market outcomes of different postsecondary paths. Kurlaender is exploring the transition from high school to college and from college to the labor market.
She has published in a variety of academic journals and policy venues; her research has been supported by grants from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, the Association for Institutional Research, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation.
She is the Davis site director of the University of California Educational Evaluation Center, a faculty affiliate of the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment at Columbia University, and serves on the advisory board of the Chief Justice Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, UC Berkeley School of Law.
Michal Kurlaender received her degree in Education Policy from Harvard University in 2005.