Hovanes Gasparian
Hovanes  Gasparian

Hovanes Gasparian

Cohort: 2018

BA - UC Berkeley

Contact info

hgaspari@usc.eduPhone: 323-540-4686Curriculum Vitae


K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

  • Textbook Adoption
  • Curricular Efficacy
  • Educational Technology
Hovanes Gasparian

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.


Professional Experience:

  • Research Assistant (2012-Present)
  • Teaching Assistant (2012-Present)

Honors and Awards:

  • Biller Award Recipient
  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

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