Matthew Lee is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow and Research Assistant at the University of Arkansas, Department of Education Reform.
I graduated in 2011 from Davidson College in Davidson, NC with honors in Political Science. There, as a Fellow for the John and Lisa Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, I served as the Chair of the 2010 Talent Search Conference. Upon graduating, I received a fellowship to participate in the Roger Hertog Foundation Political Studies Program.
I spent the next six years teaching US history and IB modern world history at Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis, MA, eventually serving as the school’s Assistant Athletic Director and the Lead Teacher of the History department.
I came to the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas in 2017, where I work closely with my advisor, Dr. Patrick Wolf on the School Choice Demonstration Project, and have begun to explore a range of other topics with my other professors.
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University of Arkansas - Ph.D. in Education Policy (anticipated May 2023)
Davidson College - B.A. in Political Science (Cum Laude, Honors in Political Science)
Career and technical education
Lee, M. H. & Beck, M. I. (March 25, 2019). Assessing the impact of Holocaust education on adolescents' civic values: Experimental evidence from Arkansas. EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3366966.
Lee, M. H., Mills, J. N., & Wolf, P. J. (April 23, 2019). Heterogeneous impacts across schools in the first four years of the Louisiana Scholarship Program. EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-11. Social Science Research Network. Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=3376234.
Lee, M. H. & Beck, M. I. Assessing the impact of Holocaust education on adolescents' civic values: Experimental evidence from Arkansas. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, March 21-23, 2019, Kansas City, MO. Available at: https://aefpweb.org/sites/default/files/webform/44/(Lee%20&%20Beck)%20-%20Learning%20from%20the%20Holocaust,%20AEFP%202019.pdf.
Wolf, P. J., Mills, J. N., Sude, Y., Holmes, H. E., & Lee, M. H. Intermediate results of the Louisiana Scholarship Program: Achievement, attainment, impact heterogeneity, & selection. Paper presented at the 7th Annual International School Choice and Reform Conference, January 10-13, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
Wolf, P. J., Mills, J. N., & Lee, M. H. Overall and heterogeneous achievement effects of the Louisiana Scholarship Program over time. Paper presented at the 40th Annaul Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy & Management, November 8-10, 2018, Washington, D.C. Available at: https://appam.confex.com/appam/2018/webprogram/Paper28507.html.
Lee, M. H., Mills, J. N., & Wolf, P. J. Exploring effect heterogeneity in the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, March 15-17, 2018, Portland, OR. Available at: https://aefpweb.org/sites/default/files/webform/Lee%20et%20al%202018%20LSP%20Hetero%20Fx%20v01%20AEFP.pdf
Lee, M. H. (2019). Review of Children at the center: Transforming early childhood education in the Boston Public Schools. Journal of School Choice. https://doi.org/10.1080/15582159.2019.1574332.
Lee, M. H. (2019). Who's using Act 173? Policy brief. Office for Education Policy, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Available at: http://www.officeforeducationpolicy.org/downloads/2019/02/16-3-act-173.pdf.
Wolf, P. J., Mills, J. N., Sude, Y., Erickson, H. H., & Lee, M. H. (2019). How has the Louisiana Scholarship Program affected students? A comprehensive summary of effects after four years (Policy Brief). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas, Department of Education Reform. Available at: https://scdp.uark.edu/how-has-the-louisiana-scholarship-program-affected-students/.
Lee, M. H. & Beck, M. I. (2019). Must bear witness: Studying the Holocaust. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Available at: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/apr/04/must-bear-witness-20190404/.
Lee, M. H. (2019). Northwest Arkansas, Haas Hall show growth in diversity. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Available at: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/mar/09/guest-commentary-northwest-arkansas-haa/.
Lee, M. H. (2018). Freedom is central to civics. Providence Journal. Available at: https://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20181220/my-turn-matthew-h-lee-freedom-is-central-to-civics.
Lee, M. H. (2018). Promote genuine discussion. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Available at: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/oct/26/aid-students-more-20181026/.
Exploring effect heterogeneity in the Louisiana Scholarship Program, with J. N. Mills & P. J. Wolf.
Systematic review of career and technical education research, with L. M. Anaya, E. E. Coady, & G. W. Ritter.
Evaluation of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Conference, with M. I. Beck & J. P. Greene.
Racial integration in Northwest Arkansas charters, with S. C. McKenzie.