Albert Cheng

                             Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng
Harvard University  
Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street, Taubman 361
Cambridge, MA 02138                                       
Phone: (617) 495-2812
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   After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 with a degree in pure mathematics, Albert Cheng taught algebra, statistics, and pre-calculus at James Logan High School in Union City, California.  In 2010, he enrolled in Biola University to pursue graduate studies in education with a focus on policy.  Since earning a Master's of Education in 2012, he moved from his native California to Fayetteville, Arkansas where he received his Ph.D. in Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, where he was affiliated with The Character Assessment Initiative (Charassein) and the School Choice Demonstration Project (SCDP). He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. 


  • University of Arkansas - Ph.D. in Education Policy
  • Biola University - M.A. in Education
  • University of California, Berkeley - B.A. in Pure Mathematics 

Research Interests:

  • School mission and organizational coherency
  • Non-cognitive skills
  • Civic values
  • Religious schools
  • School choice

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