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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

David Houston
PhD, Columbia University
Assistant Professor
Education Policy

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George Mason University
Mason Square
Van Metre Hall 736
3351 Fairfax Drive
MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

David M. Houston is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and a university affiliate faculty in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. He is also a faculty affiliate at EdPolicyForward at Mason as well as the survey director of the Education Next Poll at Harvard University. 

Prof. Houston's research interests include public opinion on education issues, measuring school quality, racial/ethnic and economic segregation, and school board elections. His research has appeared in academic outlets such as the American Journal of EducationEducational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Educational Researcher. It has also been featured in media outlets such as VoxChalkbeat, and Education Week. This work has been supported by the Spencer Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and the W. T. Grant Foundation.

Prior to his position at Mason, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. He earned his PhD in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before pursuing his doctorate, he taught first and second grade in New York City.