Summer Institute on Leadership for Educational Justice
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Orton Center, University of Redlands
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joseph Cimpian
Joseph Cimpian, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics
and Education Policy at NYU Steinhardt and affiliated faculty at
NYU Wagner. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics of Education from
His multi-disciplinary research focuses on the use and development
of novel and rigorous methods to study equity and policy,
particularly concerning language minorities, gender, and sexual
minorities. One line of his research examines how policies –
particularly, reclassification policies – can be amended to improve
long-term outcomes for English learners. A second line of research examines how gender
achievement gaps change developmentally and historically, and how expectations play a
role in gap development. Other research aims to improve data for research and policymaking
concerning LGBTQ youth.
Prior to joining the faculty at NYU, Cimpian was an Associate Professor and College of Education
Distinguished Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His work has been
funded by the Spencer Foundation, the AERA Grants Board, the National Science Foundation,
and the Institute of Education Sciences. His research has been published in some of the top
journals in education, psychology, health, and policy, and has been featured by the New York
Times, USA Today, and NPR.