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Ericka Weathers

Dr. Ericka Weathers

Assistant Professor of Education (EDTHP)

Phone: 814-863-3769

310C Rackley Bldg
University Park, PA 16802


  • Education Policy Studies


  • Education and Public Policy
  • Educational Theory and Policy Program


Dr. Ericka Weathers is Assistant Professor of Education (Educational Theory and Policy) in the Department of Education Policy Studies. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University, a M.A. in Policy Studies from the University of Washington Bothell, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Stanford University.

Dr. Weathers uses quasi-experimental methodologies to study the effects of K-12 education policies. She is specifically interested in the unintended consequences of policy and the ways in which K-12 education policy may reduce or exacerbate racial and socioeconomic inequality. Her current areas of focus include school segregation, finance, discipline, and academic achievement.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Education Types

Minority Ed
Public Ed
Urban Ed

Educational Studies


Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Civil Rights and Education
Education Policy
Race and Ethnicity
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