Dr. Ericka Weathers

Dr. Ericka Weathers
Phone: 814-863-3769
Office Address:
310C Rackley Bldg
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Assistant Professor of Education


Education Policy Studies


Education and Public Policy
Educational Theory and Policy

Other Penn State Affiliations

Social Science Research Institute (SSRI)


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 examine the impact of structural inequality on educational opportunities and outcomes in topic areas such as school finance, school discipline, academic achievement, and special education. Her current work explores school segregation as well as federal, state, and local education policies as possible determinants of racial disparities in school district revenue and expenditures.