Kaitlin Anderson

Kaitlin AndersonKaitlin Anderson
212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Kaitlin Anderson is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Education Reform and a Research Assistant in the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Originally from North Carolina, Kaitlin graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S in Commerce and Economics. After graduating, Kaitlin was a member of the Finance Management Associate Program and a Senior Financial Analyst at Bank of America in Charlotte, NC and Boston, MA. Prior to joining the Department of Education Reform, Kaitlin taught high school mathematics at Fordyce High School through Teach for America.


  • University of Arkansas - Ph.D. in Education Policy - (Anticipated May 2018)
  • University of Virginia - B.S. in Commerce (Finance, Accounting, and Economics)

Research Interests:

  • Student disciplinary policy
  • Achievement and opportunity gaps
  • School choice
  • Teacher quality and teacher labor markets

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Publications Under Review:

  • Anderson, K.P. (Under Review at Educational Researcher). "Do All Students Have Access to Great Teachers? Assessing Disparities in Teacher Quality and Potential Policy Solutions."
  • Anderson, K.P. (Under Review at Journal of School Choice). "Evidence on charter School Practices Related to Student Enrollment and Retention."
  • Anderson, K.P., Ritter, G.W., & Zamarro, G. (Under Review at Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis). "Understanding a Vicious Cycle: Do Out-of-School Suspensions Impact Student Test Scores?" Previous Version: EDRE Working Paper No. 2017-09.
  • Anderson, K.P., & Ritter, G.W. (Under Review at Economics of Education Review). "Do School Discipline Policies Treat Students Fairly?" Previous Version: EDRE Working Paper No. 2015-11
  • Anderson, K.P. (Under Review at the Journal of Public Management and Social Policy). The Politics of School Discipline: A Quantitative Analysis of the Legalization and Use of Corporal Punishment in the United States."
  • Foreman, L.M., Anderson, K.P., Ritter, G.W., & Wolf, P.J. (Under Review at Educational Policy). "Choosing Your Validity: Analyzing the Impacts of Charter Schools in a U.S. State using Two Types of Matching Designs."

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