BA - UC Berkeley
MPP - USC
K-12 Education Policy
- Textbook Adoption
- Curricular Efficacy
- Educational Technology
Hovanes is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Rossier School of Education. He has previously worked as a research associate at the Center on Education Governance at the University of Southern California. He received his Master of Public Policy degree from the Price School of Public Policy and is very interested in K-12 education policy. His main research interests include inequalities in our education system, as well as teacher hiring, retention, and dismissal policies.
Prior to his time at USC, he studied political economy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been a lifelong public servant, working for elected officials on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and in the California State Assembly. He also has experience working for multiple nonprofit and grassroots advocacy organizations, and hopes to continue dedicating himself to public service.
- Research Assistant (2012-Present)
- Teaching Assistant (2012-Present)
Honors and Awards:
- Biller Award Recipient
- Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
- Smith, J., Gasparian, H., Perry, N., & Capinpin, F. (2013). Categorical Funds: The Intersection of School Finance and Governance. Washington D.C.: Center for American Progress
- Gasparian, H., & Groves, K. (2014). Which Transportation Model Better Suits the Needs of California? The High Speed-Rail or the Hyperloop? A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Policy and Practice (2013-2014): Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California.
- Zeehandelaar, D., Griffith, D., Smith, J., Thier, M., Anderson, R., Pitts, C., & Gasparian, H. (2015). Schools of thought: A taxonomy of American education governance. Washington DC Thomas B. Fordham Institute.