YONGMEI NI portrait
  • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy
801-587-9298

Publications

  • Ni, Y. (2017). Teacher working conditions, teacher commitment, and charter schools. Teachers College Record, 119(7). Published, 12/15/2015.
    http://www.tcrecord.org/library/abstract.asp?conte...
  • Arsen, D., DeLuca, T., Ni, Y., & Bates, M. (2016). Which Districts Get into Financial Trouble and Why: Michigan’s Story. Journal of Educational Finance. 42(2), 100-126. Published, 11/2016.
    http://muse.jhu.edu/article/649723/pdf
  • Pounder, D., Ni, Y., Winn, K., Korach, S., Rorrer, A., & Young, M. D. (2016). Findings from the 2016 Inspire-Graduate (G) Survey. Charlottesville, VA: UCEA. Published, 11/2016.
    http://3fl71l2qoj4l3y6ep2tqpwra.wpengine.netdna-cd...
  • Ni, Y., Rorrer, A., Hollingworth, L., & Pounder, D. (2016). The Evaluation of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs. In M. Young & G. Crow (Eds.). Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders, 2nd Edition. Published, 11/2016.
  • Sun, M. & Ni, Y. (2016). Work environments and labor markets: Explaining principal turnover gap between charter schools and traditional public schools. Educational Administration Quarterly, 52 (1), 144-183. Published, 11/2015.
    http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/001316...
  • Ni, Y., Sun, M., & Rorrer, A. (2015). Principal turnover: Upheaval and uncertainty in charter schools? Educational Administration Quarterly. 51(3), 409-437. Published, 06/2014.
    http://eaq.sagepub.com/content/51/3/409
  • Gulosino, C. & Ni, Y. (2014). Home Schooling. In Brewer, D. J. & Picus, L. O. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance. SAGE Publications Inc. Published, 09/2014.
  • Ni, Y. (2012). Teacher working conditions in charter schools and traditional public schools: A comparative study. Teachers College Record. 114(3), 1-26. Published, 06/2011.
    http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=1630...
  • Ni, Y., & Rorrer, A. (2012). Twice considered: Charter schools and student achievement in Utah. Economics of Education Review. 31(5), 835-849. Published, 02/2012.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Arsen, D & Ni, Y. (2012). Resource allocation in charter and traditional public schools: Is administration leaner in charter schools? Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 20(31). Published, 09/2012.
    http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/1016/1014
  • Arsen, D. & Ni, Y. (2012). The effects of charter school competition on school district resource allocation. Educational Administration Quarterly. 48(1), 3-38. Published, 09/2012.
    http://eaq.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/09/16/00...
  • Arsen, D. & Ni, Y. (2012). The competitive effect of school choice policies on public school performance. In Hinchey, P., Welner, K, & Mrion, G. (Eds). School Choice: Evidence and Recommendations. Information Age Publications. Published, 10/2011.
  • Ni, Y. & Arsen, D. (2011). School choice participation rates: Which districts are pressured? Educational Policy Analysis Archives. 19(29). Published, 10/2011.
    http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/article/view/777
  • Arsen, D & Ni, Y. (2011). Shaking up public schools with competition: What does evidence say about the effects of charter schools on improving outcomes for nonchoosers and their schools? School Administrator. 68(7), 16-19. Published, 08/2011.
    http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.as...
  • Arsen, D. & Ni, Y. (2011). How Does District Resource Allocation Change in Response to Charter School Competition? In Berends, M, Cannata, M. & Goldring, E. (Eds). School Choice and School Improvement: Research in State, District and Community Contexts. Harvard Education Press. Published, 03/2011.
  • Ni, Y. (2010). The sorting effect of charter schools on student composition in traditional public schools. Educational Policy, 26(2), 3-30. Published, 12/2010.
    http://epx.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/11/13/08...
  • Ni, Y. & Arsen, D. (2010). The competitive effects of charter schools on public school districts. In C. Lubienski (Eds). The charter school experiment: expectations, advocacy and evidence. Harvard Education Press. Published, 10/2010.
    http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/the-charter-school-...
  • Ni, Y. & Arsen, D. (2009). Impacts of school choice competition on traditional public schools: Which districts are pressured, how do they respond? In F. E. Crampton (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2008 University Council for Educational Administration Conference. Austin, TX: UCEA. Published, 10/2009.
    http://www.ucea.org/storage/convention/convention2...
  • Ni, Y. (2009). The impact of charter schools on the efficiency of traditional public schools: Evidence from Michigan. Economics of Education Review. 28(5), 571-584. Published, 08/2009.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Arsen, D. and Ni, Y. (2008). The competitive effect of school choice policies on performance in traditional public schools. (No. EPSL-0803-261-EPRU). Tempe, AZ and Boulder, CO: Education Policy Research Unit, Arizona State University & Education and the Public Interest Center, University of Colorado. Published, 12/2008.
    http://epsl.asu.edu/epru/documents/EPSL-0803-261-E...
  • Ni, Y. (2008). What do we know about vouchers? A balanced and cautious perspective. Utah Education Policy Center, University of Utah. Published, 10/2007.
  • Ni, Y. (2007). Are charter schools more racially segregated than traditional public schools? The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University. Policy Report #30. Published, 05/2007.
    http://www.epc.msu.edu/publications/REPORT/PR30%20...
  • Ni, Y. (2007). Who participates in Michigan’s school choice programs? The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University. Policy Report #29. Published, 03/2007.
    http://www.epc.msu.edu/publications/REPORT/PR29%20...

Research Keywords

  • charter schools
  • Research and Quantitative Methods
  • Educational Policy
  • Economics of Education

Presentations

  • Nguyen, H., Ni, Y., & Franklin, J. (2017). The Influence of Chronic Absenteeism on Student Achievement. Paper presented at annual conference of the American Education Finance Policy, Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/17/2017.
  • Ni, Y., Pounder, D., Susan Korach, S., Rorrer, A., & Young, M. (2016). Leadership Preparation Program Matters: Examining the Relationships Between Program Attributes and Graduate Learning Outcomes. Paper presented at annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, Detroit, MI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/18/2016.
  • Ni, Y. (2016). Econometric Methods in Education Policy Research. College of Education, Nan Jing Normal University, China. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/27/2016.
  • Ni, Y. (2016). Quantitative Research Methods in Education. School of Education, East China Normal University, China. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/21/2016.
  • Xia, J., Ni, Y. & Shen, J. (2016). Principal-Teacher’s Power Relationship at Public Charter Schools: A National Study Based on 2011-12 SASS Data. Paper presented at annual conference of the American Education Research Association, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Ni, Y., Rui, R. & Fraser, S. (2016). The distribution of principals: An analysis of the dynamics of principal labor market. Paper presented at annual conference of the American Education Finance Policy, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2016.
  • Ni, Y. & Rui, R. (2015). Understanding principal labor market and principal distribution across Utah’s public schools. Paper presented at annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Arsen, D., DeLuca, T., Ni, Y. & Bates, M. (2015). Which Districts Get into Financial Trouble and Why: Michigan’s Story. Paper presented at annual conference of the American Education Finance Policy, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Yan, R & Ni, Y. (2014). What factors affect principal mobility and departure? An analysis of 2007-08 schools and staffing survey. Paper presented at annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2014.
  • Gulosino, C. & Ni, Y. (2014). Who stays and who exits in charter schools and traditional public schools? The influence of teacher and school attributes. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Ni, Y., Sun, M. & Rorrer, A. (2013). Principal Turnover: Upheaval and Uncertainty in Charter Schools? University Council for Educational Administration, Indianapolis, IN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Ni, Y. (May 13, 2013). Working with linguistically and culturally diverse learners. Summer Institute for Faculty & Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Ni, Y. (2013). Predicting teacher commitment in charter schools. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Ni, Y. (2013). Predicting teacher commitment in charter schools. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Sun, M. & Ni, Y. (2013). Explaining the gap of principal turnover between charter schools and traditional public schools. Paper presented at the 38th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Policy, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Ni, Y. (2012). Teacher working conditions, teacher commitment, and school choice. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Ni, Y. & Sun, M. (2012). Principal turnover in charter schools: Evidence from Utah. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Policy, Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Ni, Y. (June 2, 2011). Quantitative research method and its application in school choice research. Department of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2011.
  • Ni, Y., & Rorrer, A. (2011). Are charter schools more effective than traditional schools in Utah? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Ni, Y., & Rorrer, A. (2011). Charter school effectiveness: Evidence from Utah. Paper presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Policy, Seattle, WA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Arsen, D. & Ni, Y. (2010). Resource Allocation in Charter and Traditional Public Schools: Is Administration Less Costly in Charter Schools? Paper will be presented at annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Ni, Y. & Arsen, D. (2010). How does district resource allocation change in response to charter school competition? Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association, Richmond, VA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2010.
  • Arsen, D. & Ni, Y. (2009). How Does District Resource Allocation Change in Response to Charter School Competition? Paper presented at National Conference on Charter School Research, National Center on School Choice at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2009.
  • Ni, Y. & Arsen, D. (2009). The competitive effects of charter schools on public school districts. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education and Research Association, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Ni, Y. (November 14, 2008). Does Class Size Matter? The Effects of Class Size on Student Achievement and Educational Equity. Invited presentation in the Utah Educational Policy Forum. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/14/2008.
  • Ni, Y. & Arsen, D. (2008) Impacts of School Choice Competition on Traditional Public Schools: Which Districts Are Pressured, How Do They Respond? Paper presented at annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, Orlando, Florida . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2008.
  • Ni, Y. (2008). Teacher Working Conditions in Charter Schools and Traditional Public Schools. Paper presented at annual conference of the University Council for Educational Administration, Orlando, Florida . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2008.
  • Ni, Y. (July 2, 2008). Does Class Size Matter? The Effects of Class Size on Student Achievement and Educational Equity. Invited presentation to the Class-size Taskforce sponsored by Utahns for Public Schools. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/02/2008.

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • China