R. Joseph Waddington, an IEI Postdoctoral Research Associate, has received his Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan. His work supports the efforts of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO), as well as the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)—two units of the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
Waddington’s Ph.D. was conferred in December, 2012.
His research interests include school choice, quantitative methods, and education policy, with a particular focus on K-12 Catholic and charter schools in the United States. He is conducting research related to K-12 school choice and Catholic schools in the state of Indiana. Within ACE, he is affiliated with the Program for K-12 Educational Access, a multidisciplinary enterprise focused on access to quality education for all families.
As outlined in his CV, Waddington earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Michigan.