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Email: dhousto (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Thompson Hall 1802
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
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 Education, Educational Policy, and Educational Researcher. It has also been featured in media outlets such as Chalkbeat and Education Next. 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.
- History of Education Reform (EDPO 600)
- P-12 Policy Challenges (EDPO 601)
- Conflict and Consensus: Education, Interest Groups and Advocacy (EDPO 603)
- Education Policy: Process, Context, and Politics (EDUC 870)
- Advanced Policy Issues in Education (EDUC 871)
- School Reform in the United States: Politics and Policies (EDUC 886)