YONGMEI NI portrait
  • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy
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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Masters, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
  • Master of Science, EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY

Biography

Dr. Yongmei Ni is associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.  She also serves as a Faculty Research Associate on Statistical, Methodological, and Analytic Issues at the Utah Education Policy Center. Dr. Ni holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy and a Master's degree in Economics from Michigan State University.  Her research interests focus on school choice and charter schools, school finance, and school effectiveness.  Her recent research has examined the effects of school choice policies on racial/ethnic segregation and social stratification, as well as their competitive impact on the effectiveness of traditional public schools.  Her ongoing work involves investigation of how school choice influences teacher working conditions and how the competition from charter schools affects school district resource allocations.  Dr. Ni has expertise in advanced quantitative research methods including econometric analysis and multivariate models such as HLM.