Tasminda K Dhaliwal
Rossier Dean's Fellowship
Ed.M Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2016
B.A University of California, Berkeley, 2010
K-12 Education Policy
Educational equity; quantitative methods; school discipline; school finance; homeless students; neighborhood effects; critical policy studies
Tasmin is advised by Katharine Strunk (Michigan State University) and Morgan Polikoff (University of Southern California). Her research draws on quantitative methods to examine the effects of policies designed to promote equity in K12 education. She is currently examining school finance, discipline, and choice policies. Her interests include examining the effects of neighborhood and community factors on schools, teachers, and students. Tasmin's research is informed by her time as first and second grade teacher in Houston, TX. Prior to joining the Urban Education Policy Ph.D. program, Tasmin received a masters in Education Policy & Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelors in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley.
University of Southern California
Research Assistant, August 2016-Present
Research Associate, Center for Digital Data, Analytic & Adaptive Learning, July 2013-July 2016
Teach for America
Manager, Teacher Leadership Development, June 2012-June 2013
KIPP Houston Public Schools
Teacher, August 2010-May 2012
- Koretz, D., Yu, C., Mbekeani, P.P., Langi, M., Dhaliwal, T.K., & Braslow, D. (2016). Predicting freshman grade-point average from college-admissions and state high-school test scores. AERA Open, 2(4), 1-13.
- Hashim, A., Strunk, K.O., & Dhaliwal, T.K. (2018). Justice for all? Suspension bans and restorative justice programs in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Peabody Journal of Education 93.2 (2018): 174-189.