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Dr. Maithreyi Gopalan

Dr. Maithreyi Gopalan

Assistant Professor of Education (EPP)

Phone: 814-865-2584

302B Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Education Policy Studies

Program(s)

  • Education and Public Policy
  • Educational Theory and Policy Program

Biography

Maithreyi Gopalan is Assistant Professor of Education at the Penn State College of Education. She earned a doctorate from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington. She engages in interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, social science research exploring the causes and consequences of racial and socioeconomic disparities in broadly defined student outcomes using experimental and quasi-experimental research methods. She has applied psychological insights to analyze social and educational policy issues affecting child and adolescent development. More recently, in a new line of research, she is exploring the impact of child and adolescent health on subsequent human development. Specifically, she is examining the impact of health policies on children’s development and the short- and long-term consequences of adverse adolescent mental health on subsequent educational attainment and life course trajectories. She hopes to better engage with a healthy disparities lens to this line of research.

Areas of Expertise

Learning

Equity and Diversity

Educational Studies

Economics
Policy

Individual Difference

Human Development
Motivation

Methodological Research

Policy Analysis
Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Civil Rights and Education
Discrimination
Education Policy
Race and Ethnicity

Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education

Educational Psychology

Higher Education

Higher Education
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