Adam  Kho

Adam Kho

Assistant Professor

PhD, Vanderbilt University

Contact info

akho@usc.eduPhone: 213-740-2190WPH-901ECurriculum Vitae


K-12 Education Policy

Adam Kho

Adam Kho is an Assistant Professor of Education at Rossier.  His research focuses on using quantitative methods to examine both the intended and unintended consequences of various school reform efforts including school turnaround, schools of choice, and other education policies affecting traditionally disadvantaged students.  His research has been supported by the Walton Family Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Grant.  Previously, he taught high school mathematics and served as an instructional coach at an alternative school in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Honors and Awards:

AERA Division L Outstanding Policy Report Award, 2017

RAND Graduate Student Summer Associate, 2016

Experimental Education Research Training (ExpERT) Pre-Doctoral Fellow, 2015

UCEA Barbara L. Jackson Scholar, 2014-16

Peabody Dean’s Fellowship, 2013-18

Graduate Honor Scholarship, 2013-18

Selected Publications

  • Zimmer, R., Henry, G. T. & Kho, A. (2017). The Effects of School Turnaround in Tennessee’s Achievement School District and Innovation Zones. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 39(4), 670-696.
  • Kho, A., Henry, G. T., Zimmer, R. & Pham, L. (2018). How has iZone Teacher Recruitment Affected the Performance of Other Schools? Tennessee Education Research Alliance.
  • Henry, G. T., Zimmer, R., Kho, A., & Pham, L. (2017). Recruitment and Retention of Teachers in Tennessee’s Achievement School District and iZone Schools. Tennessee Education Research Alliance.
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