W. Edward Chi
W. Edward Chi

W. Edward Chi

Cohort: 2014

Rossier Dean's Fellowship

MA Economics, University of California, Irvine
BS Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, CA


Higher Education

Research Interest

Higher education policy; community colleges; college access and completion; academic and psychosocial/ socioemotional (noncognitive) development and measurement; educational interventions; program evaluation

W. Edward Chi

W. Edward Chi is a Rossier Dean’s Fellow in the Urban Education Policy Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education.  His interest centers on college access and completion among underserved populations.  Edward studies policies affecting students and faculty in K-12 and postsecondary education. He is currently assessing interventions for low-income students at public higher education institutions in Nebraska.  Edward is a former tenured faculty member at the Riverside Community College District in California where he taught Economics courses for five years.  During that time, he adopted and developed collaborative methods in economics instruction.  Edward's experience includes positions at the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.  He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Links: Edward's Website, Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience:

  • Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Moreno Valley College, Riverside Community College District, CA
  • Adjunct Instructor of Economics, Coastline, Glendale, and Pasadena Community Colleges, CA
  • Teaching Associate (Instructor of Record) and Teaching Assistant, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • Research Assistant, Policy Development and Review Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
  • Summer Internship, Office of Student Financial Assistance, US Department of Education, Washington, DC

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