Associate Professor Anna Egalite Named a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution
NC State College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite has been selected as a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
During the two year fellowship, which began Sept. 1, Egalite will work under Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, who is the institute’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director and Senior Fellow on Public Policy.
As a Visiting Fellow, Egalite will have the opportunity to conduct rigorous research and publish results; translate research into policy recommendations for policymakers, the press and the general public; and present research, attend seminars and collaborate with other researchers at the Hoover Institute.
“I am thrilled to join the Hoover Institution as a Visiting Fellow and to participate in this vibrant research community of esteemed senior scholars and public intellectuals,” Egalite said. “I am excited to be challenged and inspired by this community, which seeks ‘to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity while safeguarding peace.’”
Her appointment at Stanford University will coincide with a grant-funded project from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the NC Collaboratory, entitled “Factors Driving School Choice in North Carolina During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Through this work, Egalite will analyze administrative data to describe the evolving profile of applicants to the state’s Opportunity Scholarship program and administer surveys in order to learn more about their reasons for applying, their experiences in the program, and why they did or did not return to the public school system.
“Something I admire about the Hoover fellows is their timely responses to current events and the ways in which they add historical context based on their field of expertise to help the public make sense of contemporary developments. I believe I have much to learn about translating research into actionable policy, and I’m incredibly excited to learn from such experts at doing that,” Egalite said.
Additionally, Egalite will partner with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to study students with disabilities and the role of educator diversity in influencing the educational experiences of those students. Christy Batts and Leanna Martin, doctoral students in the College of Education’s Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development educational evaluation and policy analysis concentration, will work with Egalite on the project.
During the Spring 2023 semester, Egalite will take a scholarly leave of absence from NC State in order to immerse herself in the fellowship opportunity and visit the Stanford campus to engage with the research community.
“I am so grateful to have the support of my NC State colleagues to engage in this fellowship and feel very supported to get the most of the experience that has been offered to me,” she said.