Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. College & Career Readiness for Disadvantaged Youth; Studies in School Health & Student Well Being

Kevin Gee

Associate Professor

Fall 2020 Office Hours via Zoom: Wednesdays 3-5pm
Email me for Zoom link and appointment times: kagee@ucdavis.edu

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Dr. Kevin Gee is currently an Associate 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 hails from California 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

College & Career Readiness for Underserved Youth

Studies in School Health & Student Well Being

  • 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) (revise and resubmit)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kim, C., Lieng, M., Rylee, T., Gee, K.A., Marcin, J., Melnikow, J. (2020). School-based telemedicine interventions for asthma: A systematic review. Academic Pediatrics. 20(7). 893–901.

Gee, K.A., (2020). Predictors of special education receipt among child welfare-involved youth. Children and Youth Services Review. 114. 

Gee, K.A., Beno, C., Lindstrom, L., Lind, J., Post, C., Hirano, K. (2020). Enhancing college and career readiness programs for underserved adolescents. Journal of Youth Development. Accepted for publication.

Kim, C., Gee, K.A., Byrd, R. (2019). Excessive absenteeism due to asthma in California schoolchildren. Academic Pediatrics. 20(7). 950-957.

Gee, K.A., (2019). Maltreatment profiles of child welfare-involved children in special education: Classification and behavioral consequences. Exceptional Children. 86(3): 237-254.

Gee, K.A. & Asim, M. (2019). Parenting while food insecure: Links between adult food insecurity, parenting aggravation and children’s behaviors. Journal of Family Issues. 40(11): 1462-1485.

Gee, K.A. & Cooc, N. (2019). Will I be victimized at school today? How schools influence the victimization experiences of Asian American teenagers. Asian American Journal of Psychology. 10(4), 316–325.
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Gee, K.A. (2018). Leveraging the public school system to combat adolescent obesity: The limits of Arkansas’s statewide policy initiative. Journal of Adolescent Health. 63(5): 561-567.
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Gee, K.A. (2018). Minding the Gaps in Absenteeism: Disparities in Absenteeism by Race/Ethnicity, Poverty and Disability. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk. 23(1-2): 204-208.
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Gee, K.A. (2017). Growing Up with A Food Insecure Adult: The Cognitive Consequences of Recurrent Versus Transitory Food Insecurity Across the Early Elementary Years. Journal of Family Issues39(8): 2437-2460.

Gottfried, M.A., Gee, K.A. (2017). Identifying the Determinants of Chronic Absenteeism: A Bioecological Systems Approach. Teachers College Record. 119(7).
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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. (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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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). 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.

Book Chapters

Gee, K.A. (2019). Variation in chronic absenteeism: The role of children, classrooms and schools. In M. Gottfried and E. Hutt (Eds.), Absent from School: Understanding and Addressing Student Absenteeism. (pp. 35-52). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

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

Policy Briefs & Reports

Cottingham, B., Gallagher, A., Gee, K., Myung, J., Gong, A., Kimner, H., Witte, J., & Hough, H. (2020, July). Supporting learning in the COVID-19 context: Research to guide distance and blended instruction. Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Policy Brief, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Myung, J., Gallagher, A., Cottingham, B., Gong, A., Kimner, H., Witte, J., Gee, K., & Hough, H. (2020, July). Supporting learning in the COVID-19 context: Research to guide distance and blended instruction [Report]. Policy Analysis for California Education.

Gee, K.A. (2020). Multi-tiered system of supports to address childhood trauma: Evidence and implications. Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Policy Brief, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Gee, K.A. (2020). Students with disabilities and differentiated assistance. Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Policy Brief, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Gee, K.A., Beno, C., Witte, J. (2020). Students with disabilities in the CORE districts: Characteristics, outcomes and transitions. Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Policy Brief, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Gee, K.A. & Kim, C. (2019). Chronic absence in California: What new dashboard data reveals about school performance. Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) Policy Brief, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Gee, K.A., Asim, M. (2018). Parenting aggravation associated with food insecurity impacts children’s behavior and development. UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Policy Brief. 7(5).

Gee, K.A. (2016). Individual needs assessment. In J. Miller, W. Welch, and B. McGill. (Authors). The Pacific Region: A Report Identifying and Addressing the Region’s Educational Needs (pp. B-3-B-6). US Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: Washington DC.

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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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.

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.

Encyclopedia Entries

Lindstrom L., Lind, J., Gee K.A. (2020). Transitions Into Employment. In S. Hupp and J. Jewell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

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

Journal Editorials

Gee, K.A. (2017). Statewide Policies on Competitive School Foods and Beverages: Broadening the Scope of School-Based Antiobesity Efforts. Journal of Adolescent Health. 60(5): 479-480.

Media & Public Dissemination

School Health & Childhood Obesity

Media related to publication: 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.

New York Times: ‘Body’ Report Cards Aren’t Influencing Arkansas Teenagers [August 10, 2015]
https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/10/body-report-cards-arent-influencing-arkansas-teenagers/

New York Times: Should Schools Give Students ‘Body’ Report Cards? [September 1, 2015]
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/should-schools-give-students-body-report-cards/

New York Times: Tools for Tailored Learning May Expose Students’ Personal Details [August 30, 2015]
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/31/technology/tools-for-tailored-learning-may-expose-students-personal-details.html

Scientific American: Fact of Fiction?: “Fat Letters” Help Kids Lose Weight [August 19, 2015]
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-fat-letters-help-kids-lose-weight/

Education Week: Body Mass Index Reports Have No Effect on Student Health [August, 14, 2015]
https://tinyurl.com/tff9mkx

Reuters: Screening Teens for Obesity May Not Help Them Lose Weight  [July 3, 2015]
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-obesity-high-school-idUSKCN0PD21P20150703

Arkansas Times: Report: Student Weight Checks Having Little Impact in Arkansas [August 10, 2015]
https://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2015/08/10/report-student-weight-checks-having-little-impact-in-arkansas

TakePart: ‘Fat Report Cards’ Are Totally Ineffective at Combating Obesity [August 10, 2015]
http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/08/10/report-cards/

The Michael Smerconish Program, Sirius XM Politics of the United States (POTUS)  [August 17, 2015]

Knowledge@Wharton, Sirius XM Business Radio [August 20, 2015]

Children at Risk, Growing Up in America: 90.1 FM KPFT, Houston: Body report cards? [September 28, 2015]
http://childrenatrisk.org/content/?p=13988

Commentary on School Health

U.S. News and World Report: A study of New York City students finds that being label fat doesn’t spur weight loss 
[March 14, 2016]
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-03-14/study-questions-impact-of-nyc-students-weight report-cards

CBS News: Do obesity “report cards” help kids slim down?
[March 15, 2016]
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-obesity-report-cards-help-kids-slim-down/

School Bullying & Victimization

Children at Risk, Growing Up in America: 90.1 FM KPFT, Houston: Bullying [November 30, 2015]
http://childrenatrisk.org/content/?p=14332

AsAm News: New Study Brings Asian Americans into Conversation About Teenage Bullying in Schools [April 6, 2019]
https://t.co/LBdLRzJvFC   

School Truancy & Absenteeism

New York Times: An App Helps Teachers Track Student Attendance   [January 23, 2016]
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/24/technology/an-app-helps-teachers-track-student-attendance.html

National Education Policy Center (NEPC), University of Colorado, Boulder: Safety Linked to Reduced Truancy in High-Poverty Schools [June 17, 2015]
http://nepc.colorado.edu/blog/safety-linked-reduced-truancy       

Sacramento Bee: Truancy the norm at some Sacramento area high schools [April 30, 2016]                       
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article74911382.html

International Education

Davis Enterprise, Futurity.org: Grassroots Schools Educate Hard-to-Reach Kids [May 3, 2013]
http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/ucd/study-grassroots-schools-show-promise-in-bangladesh/
http://www.futurity.org/grassroots-schools-educate-hard-to-reach-kids/

The Education of Foster Youth

Education Week: School Changes Can Help Keep Students in Class, Out of Foster System [April 6, 2019]
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/inside-school-research/2019/04/keep_students_in_class_out_foster_care.html

Grants, Honors & Awards

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

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

UC Davis Hellman Fellowship 2015-6

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant (Education and Social Opportunity)

Outstanding Professor Award, Brown University 2012

Teaching

Graduate

  • EDU 236: Application of Hierarchical Linear Models in Education Research (Ph.D.)
  • EDU 200: Educational Research Design (Ph.D., MA)
  • EDU 280C: Inquiry and Practice: Research Design and Application for Educational Leaders (Ed.D.) 
  • EDU 281A and C: Inquiry and Practice: Problem Based Learning 1 & 3 (Ed.D.)

Undergraduate

  • EDU 120: Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education (Upper Division Undergraduate)

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