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Robin Tamarelli McKeon

Ph.D. in Education student
Theory, Organization, & Policy
  • Research Interests
    Education Policy, Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Decision-Making, Social Movements and Political Mobilization, Organizational   Theory, Social Media and Networks
  • Research Research Statement

    I am interested in two primary areas of research. My first area of research is education policy formation, with a focus on the dynamics of conflicts over federal, state and local control of education policies. I would like to do a comparative study which examines how local school boards and administrators respond to federal and state policies and how these responses translate into district level outcomes. My second area of research focuses on how social media has changed political mobilization. I plan on examining the role of social media networks in the mobilization against the Common Core and High Stakes Testing. I am interested in understanding how these networks influence the framing of the issues regarding increased federal control over education and how social media networks lead to unexpected political alliances.

  • Educational Background

    B.A. Sociology Fairleigh Dickinson University 1990; M.A. Sociology New York University 1994

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