Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Research agenda focuses on the nexus between health and education

Kevin Gee
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Kevin Gee is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Education and a Faculty Research Affiliate with the Center for Poverty Research. He is a recipient of the 2015 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, a 2014 Young Scholars Program (YSP) award from the Foundation for Child Development (FCD) and a 2015-6 UC Davis Hellman Fellowship.

His primary research agenda focuses on the nexus between health and education. He examines the role that schooling systems can play in influencing the health and well-being of children. In addition, he investigates how school policies and programs can help promote the well-being and educational outcomes of children who face a broad array of adverse conditions and experiences including school bullying, food insecurity, and abuse and neglect. Dr. Gee also has expertise in conducting large-scale evaluations of educational policies and programs using experimental and quasi-experimental designs. His research appears in Teachers College Record, Journal of Adolescent HealthAmerican Journal of Evaluation, Journal of Adolescence and the International Journal of Educational Development. His work has also been featured in The New York Times, Scientific AmericanReuters and Education Week.

Dr. Gee is a native Californian and received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and his Master’s degree from UC San Diego. He received his doctorate in Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education from Harvard University in 2010. From 2010-2012 he held a faculty appointment as Lecturer in Public Policy at Brown University and in 2012 he received the Outstanding Professor Award from the Brown University Undergraduate Council of Students.

Education

Ed.D., Harvard Graduate School of Education, Quantitative Policy Analysis in Education 2010

Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education, International Education Policy 2006

M.P.I.A., University of California, San Diego, Pacific & International Affairs (cum laude) 2004

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, City & Regional Planning (magna cum laude) 1994

Research Areas & Current Projects

Studies in School Health & Student Well Being

  • The Impact of Food Insecurity on Children’s Developmental Outcomes: Differences Across Diverse Racial/Ethnic and Income Groups (under review)
     
  • The Education of Abused and Neglected Children: Placement into and the Effects of Special Education (in progress)
     
  • Adolescent Peer Victimization and the Role of Supportive Adults and Peers in Schools: Examining Effects Within Racial/Ethnic Subgroups.(Co-PI: North Cooc, University of Texas, Austin) (under review)
     
  • Predictors of Truancy in California’s High-Poverty Schools: Risk and Resilience Factors (Co-PI: Kelsey Krausen, UC Davis) (in progress)

Publications

Gee, K. A. (2017). Statewide Policies on Competitive School Foods and Beverages: Broadening the Scope of School-Based Antiobesity Efforts. Journal of Adolescent Health. (forthcoming)

Gottfried, M. A., Gee, K. A. (2017). Identifying the Determinants of Chronic Absenteeism: A Bioecological Systems Approach. Teachers College Record. 119(8).

Gee, K. A., Mahmud, T., Saleh Ahmed, K., Pearce, E. (2016). Improving Educational Achievement for Marginalized Children in Rural Bangladesh via Non-Formal Education. In D. Sharpes (Ed.), Handbook on Comparative and International Studies in Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing

Gee, K. A. (2015). School-Based Body Mass Index Screening and Parental Notification in Late Adolescence: Evidence from Arkansas’s Act 1220. Journal of Adolescent Health. 57(3): 270-276.
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Gee, K. A., Krausen, K. (2015). Safety Linked to Reduced Truancy in High-poverty Schools. UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Policy Brief. 3(8)
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Gee, K. A. (2015). Achieving Gender Equality in Learning Outcomes: Evidence from A Non-formal Education Program in Bangladesh. International Journal of Educational Development. 40: 207-216.
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Gee, K. A., & Cho, R. (2014). The Effects of Single-Sex versus Coeducational Schooling on Adolescent Peer Victimization and Perpetration. Journal of Adolescence. 37(8): 1237-1251.
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Abe, Y., Gee, K. A. (2014). Sensitivity Analyses for Clustered Data: An Illustration from a Large-Scale Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial in Education. Evaluation and Program Planning. 47: 26-34.
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Cooc, N., Gee, K. A. (2014). National Trends in School Victimization Among Asian American Adolescents. Journal of Adolescence. 37 (6): 839–849.
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Gee., K. A. (2014). Multilevel Growth Modeling: An Introductory Approach to Analyzing Longitudinal Data for Evaluators. American Journal of Evaluation. 35(4): 543-561.
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Abe, Y., Thomas, V., Sinicrope, C., & Gee, K. A. (2012). Effects of the Pacific CHILD Professional Development Program. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

Gee, K. A., & Wong, K. K. (2012). A Cross National Examination of Inquiry and Its Relationship to Student Performance in Science: Evidence from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006. International Journal of Educational Research, 53(0), 303–318.

Gee, K. A. (2011). Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO): The Economics of Education. Oxford University Press.

Gee, K. A. (2011). The Sent-down Youth of China: The Role of Family Origin in the Risk of Departure to and Return from the Countryside. History of the Family. 16(3): 190-203.

Gee, K. A. (2010). Reducing Child Labour through Conditional Cash Transfers: Evidence from Nicaragua’s Red de Protección Social. Development Policy Review. 28(6): 735-756.

Sanchez, R., Gee, K. A., Bos, J., Moorthy, S., Sinicrope, C. (2009). Evaluation of Jump into Reading for Meaning (JUMP!). Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Honolulu: HI.

Grants, Honors & Awards

UC Davis Hellman Fellowship 2015-6

National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant (Education and Social Opportunity)

Foundation for Child Development (FCD) Young Scholars Program Award 2014-2017

Outstanding Professor Award, Brown University 2012

Teaching

Graduate

  • EDU 200: Educational Research Design (Ph.D., MA) (Fall 2012)
  • EDU 280C: Inquiry and Practice: Research Design and Application for Educational Leaders (Ed.D.) (Fall 2012; 2013; 2014)
  • EDU 236: Application of Hierarchical Linear Models in Education Research (Ph.D.) (Spring 2014)

Undergraduate

  • EDU 120: Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education (Upper Division Undergraduate) (Winter 2013; 2014; 2015)
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