Douglas N. Harris

Tulane University

Doug Harris is the Schleider Foundation Chair in Public Education at Tulane and founding director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, a research organization dedicated to understanding school reforms in the city following Hurricane Katrina.

Harris’ research has helped inform and influence national debates over a range of education policies, especially in charter-based school reform, teacher evaluation, accountability and college access. His first book, "Value-Added Measures in Education," was nominated for the national Grawemeyer prize in education; and he has advised the White House, the U.S. Senate and several governors on education policy. His recent publications focus on the impact of the post-Katrina school reforms in New Orleans, looking closely at changes in school segregation, school spending and teachers’ perceptions of their work environments.

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