Akua  Nkansah-Amankra

Akua Nkansah-Amankra

Cohort: 2018

USC Provost's PhD Fellowship

Contact info



David Quinn


K-12 Education Policy

Research Interest

School discipline, restorative justice, transformative education, critical race theory, critical policy analysis, school-to-prison pipeline, STEM engagement

Akua Nkansah-Amankra


Professional Experience:

Research Assistant, Outlier Research and Evaluation at University of Chicago STEM Education

Selected Publications

  • Quinn, D. M., Desruisseaux, T.-M., & Nkansah-Amankra, A. (2019). “Achievement Gap” Language Affects Teachers’ Issue Prioritization. Educational Researcher, 48(7), 484-487. https://doi.org/10.3102/0013189X19863765.

  • Nkansah-Amankra, A. (2019). What L.A. Voters Think About Gun Violence in Schools: Insights from the USC Rossier/PACE Poll [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://cepeg.usc.edu/what-l-a-voters-think-about-gun-violence-in-schools-insights-from-the-usc-rossier-pace-poll/.

  • Alkureishi, M.A., Lee, W.W., Lyons, M., Press, V.G., Imam, S., Nkansah-Amankra, A., Werner, D., & Arora, V.M. (2016). Impact of Electronic Medical Record Use on the Patient–Doctor Relationship and Communication: A Systematic Review. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 31(5), 548-560.

  • Quinn, D. M., Desruisseaux, T.-M., & Nkansah-Amankra, A. (under review). Is “Gap” a Four-letter Word? New Research Shows the “Achievement Gap” Framing Causes Teachers to Place Less Priority on Inequality. Education Week Commentary.

  • Nkansah-Amankra, A. (under review). Book Review of Striving in Common: A Regional Equity Framework for Urban Schools. Education Review.

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