Education policy; Program evaluation; Educational stratification
and equity; Access and success in postsecondary schooling;
Desegregation; Economics of education; Quantitative
methods; Sociology of education
Ed.D. (2005) Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Ed.M. (1997) Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Howell, Jessica S., Kurlaender, M., and Grodsky, E., (2010).
Postsecondary Preparation and Remediation: Examining the Effect
of the Early
Assessment Program at California State University, Journal
Analysis and Management, Vol. 29, No. 4, 726–748.
manuscript available for download here.)
Graham, S. and Kurlaender, M. (forthcoming). Using Propensity
Scores in Educational Research: General Principles and Practical
Applications, The Journal of Educational Research.
Reardon, S. and Kurlaender, M. (2009). Effects of the
California High School Exit Exam on Student Persistence,
Achievement, and Graduation, Policy Analysis for California
Education Policy Brief. (Available
for Download here)
Long, B. T. and Kurlaender, M. (2009). Do Community Colleges
Provide a Viable Pathway to a Baccalaureate Degree?
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31
Horn, C. & Kurlaender, M. (2009). The End of Keyes:
Resegregation Trends and Achievement in Denver Public
Schools. In C. Smrekar & E. Goldring (Eds.), From the
Courtroom to the Classroom: The Shifting Landscape of School
Desegregation, Harvard Education Press: Cambridge, MA.
Kurlaender, M., Reardon, S., & Jackson, J. (2008).
Middle School Predictors of High School Achievement in Three
California School Districts. A Report Prepared for the California
Dropout Research Project. (Available
for Download here)
Kurlaender, M. & Felts, E. (2008). Bakke Beyond
College Access: Investigating Racial/Ethnic Differences in
College Completion. In P. Marin, & C. Horn (Eds.),
Realizing Bakke’s Legacy: Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity,
and Access to Higher Education, Stylus.
Kurlaender, M. and Yun, J. (2007). Measuring School Racial
Composition and Student Outcomes in a Multiracial Society,
American Journal of Education, (February 113): 213-242.
Reardon, S., Yun, J. and Kurlaender, M. (2006). The Limits of
Income Desegregation Policies for Achieving Racial Desegregation.
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 28 (1):
Kurlaender, M. (2006). Choosing Community College: Factors
Affecting Latino College Choice. New Directions for Community
Colleges, 133: 7-19.
Kurlaender, M. and Yun, J. (2005). Fifty Years after Brown:
New Evidence of the Impact of School Racial Composition on
Student Outcomes. International Journal of Educational
Policy, Research and Practice, 6(1): 51-78.
Kurlaender, M. & Flores, S. (2005). The Racial
Transformation of Higher Education. In G. Orfield, P.Marin,
& C. Horn (Eds.), Higher Education and the Color Line,
Harvard Education Press: Cambridge, MA.
Ma, J. and Kurlaender, M. (2005). The Future of
Race-Conscious Policies in K-12 Public Schools: Support from
Recent Legal Opinions and Social Science Research. In
Resegregation of the American South. Orfield, G., Boger, J.,
Edley, C. and High, R. (Eds.), Chapel Hill, NC: University of
North Carolina Press.
Yun, J. and Kurlaender, M. (2004). School Racial Composition
and Student Educational Aspirations: A Question of Equity in a
Multiracial Society. Journal of Education for Students Placed
at Risk 9(2):143-168.
Awards and Honors
National Academy of Education, Spencer Postdoctoral
University of California Davis, Faculty Development
Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2004-2005
American Educational Research Association Dissertation
Roy Larsen Research Fellowship, Harvard University Graduate
School of Education, 1999-2001