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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
PhD Candidate, Education Policy and Program Evaluation (Expected May 2021)
Ed.M., Education Policy and Management (May 2015)
A.B., English Language and Literature (May 2010, cum laude, high honors in the field)
WORKING PAPERS & WORK IN PROGRESS
The impact of charter school openings on traditional public schools in Massachusetts and North Carolina. (Under review). SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3438087.
Massachusetts English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Study. (Co-Principal Investigator)
With support from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, we have recruited four large ESOL programs to implement a lottery-based enrollment process and participate in an ongoing study on the effects of participating in ESOL on immigrant economic, social, and civic outcomes. MA DESE has pledged up to $6,000 to each participating program to support this work.
Slungaard Mumma, K., and West, Martin R. (2018). Charter school authorizing in California. Technical report. Getting Down to Facts II. Link: https://gettingdowntofacts.com/publications/charter-school-authorizing-california.
Heller, B., and Slungaard Mumma, K. (2017). Access to postsecondary schooling and the GED: new regression discontinuity evidence from Massachusetts. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education Policy Briefs.
CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS
Heller, B., and Slungaard Mumma, K+. (November 2019). Language skills and civic behavior: evidence from an English for Speakers of Other Languages program for adult immigrants. Paper presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Fall Research Conference.
Heller, B. and Slungaard Mumma, K. (May 2019). Rigorous research on adult education. Presentation at the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education annual NETWORK conference.
Heller, B. and Slungaard Mumma, K. (May 2019). The Massachusetts ESOL Impact Study.Presentation at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE) Adult and Community Learning Services Directors’ Meeting.
Slungaard Mumma, K. (March 2019). The impact of charter school openings on traditional public schools in Massachusetts and North Carolina. Paper presented at the Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Conference.
Heller, B., and Slungaard Mumma, K. (March 2019). Who benefits from the GED? Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Spring Conference.
FELLOWSHIPS & HONORS
Travel Research Grant, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2019)
Partnering in Education Research (PIER) Fellowship, Harvard University/Institute of Education Sciences (2016-2019)
Presidential Scholar Fellowship, Harvard University (2015-2016) [$4,000]
Pforzheimer Fellowship, Harvard University (2015)
Aloian Memorial House Life Scholarship, Harvard University (2010)
Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP); Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE); American Educational Research Association (AERA); Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
TEACHING & ADVISING
Teaching Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Introduction to Applied Data Analysis (S-040) Falls 2016, 2017, 2018
Teaching Fellow, Applied Data Analysis (S-052) Spring 2016
Microeconomics: A Policy Tool for Educations (A205) Fall 2015
Non-resident Tutor in Education, Harvard College 2014-2016
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Research assistant for Professor David Deming (2017-2019), Center for Education Policy Research (2015), and Professor Martin West (2014-2015).
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Malden, MA)
Summer research fellow. (Summer 2017)
Rocketship Education (Redwood City, CA)
Strategy and scalability associate, consultant (2012-2014).
Chicago Public Schools (Chicago, IL)
Grant developer for competitive federal, state, and foundation grants. (2010-2012)
+ Presenter(s) in bold. Equal co-authors.
* Graduate student co-author