David M. Quinn

David M. Quinn

Assistant Professor of Education

EdD, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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K-12 Education Policy

David M. Quinn

David Quinn is an Assistant Professor of Education in the K-12 Education Policy concentration at the USC Rossier School of Education. His research focuses on measuring, explaining, and ending racial/ethnic and class-based educational inequalities.  In particular, his interests include students’ seasonal learning patterns, teachers’ racial attitudes, and the effects of issue frames related to educational inequity.  Previously, he taught third and fourth grade in North Las Vegas, NV and served as a program director for Teach For America - Las Vegas Valley.



EDUC 682: Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Education (PhD)

EDPT 652 Multiple Regression (PhD)

EDUC 719 The Policies and Politics of Educational Governance (EdD)


Spencer Foundation, “Framing Racial Equity in Education: Communication Frames and their Effects on the Public’s Policy Preferences, Priorities, and Beliefs.” Principal Investigator (2020). $50,000.

Spencer Foundation, “A Large-Scale Analysis of Educators’ Implicit Racial Biases and their Correlates.” Principal Investigator (2018). $49, 354.

Zumberge Individual Research Award, “Teachers’ Stereotypes and Implicit Biases: New Measures and Applications in Education.” Principal Investigator (2017-2018). $30,000.

AERA Research Grants, “Trends in Seasonal Dynamics of Test Score Gaps.” Principal Investigator (2017-2018). $20,000.

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