Mark J. Chin

Ph.D. Candidate in Education

Concentration: Education Policy and Program Evaluation

Harvard University

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Education at Harvard University. I am currently on the job market and expect to graduate in May 2022.

I study how public education in the U.S. can help combat racial and socioeconomic inequality. In my research, I use rigorous quantitative methodology to identify the causal impacts of different policies, programs, and interventions in schools on students' outcomes. My current projects focus on school integration, school choice, and how schools affect students' racial attitudes, prosocial behaviors, and sociopolitical preferences. In the past, I have also studied racial bias in education, school turnaround, and teacher quality.

My work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Educational Research Journal, the Economics of Education Review, Educational Researcher, the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Outlets such as Brookings and Politico have also covered this work.


To learn more about my publications, please see my Research and CV. For more information on motivation behind the work (including the papers in my dissertation) I am interested in, please see my Theory of Action. Finally, for a peek into my life outside of academia, please see my Not Research. Thanks for coming!