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Lauren Saenz

assistant professor educational research, measurement, and evaluation

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617-552-2072

Curriculum Vitae

ERME Department

 

 

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder, Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice

A.B. English, Princeton University

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS
Democratic theories of education, policy, and evaluation; evaluation research as a public good; race-conscious education policies; mixed methods educational research.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Educational Evaluation
Education Policy Studies
Philosophy of Education
Urban Education
Higher Education

HONORS/AWARDS
Outstanding Doctoral Graduate, University of Colorado, Boulder School of Education, 2010.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

REFEREED ARTICLES

Moses, M. S. and Saenz, L. P. (2012). When the Majority Rules: Ballot Initiatives, Race-Conscious Education Policy, and the Public Good. Review of Research in Education, 36(1): 113-138.

Saenz, L. P. and Moses, M. S. (2010). Deliberating About Affirmative Action: Linking Education Policy Research and the Media. American Journal of Education 116 (2).

Moses, M. S. and Saenz, L. P. (2008). Hijacking Education Policy Decisions: The Case of Affirmative Action. Harvard Educational Review, 78(2): 289-310.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Saenz, L. P., Badolato, V. J., & Ruckdeschel, A. (2008). Straddling the wall: What’s gained and lost in the Supreme Court’s willingness to allow more fraternization between church and state? In Kevin G. Welner & Wendy C. Chi, Eds., Current Issues in Education Policy and the Law (pp. 241-267). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Rabin, S., Saenz, L. P., & MacGillivary, H. (2008). Getting back to where we started from: The failure of proxy-based policies and a possible return to Plessy. In Kevin G. Welner & Wendy C. Chi, Eds., Current Issues in Education Policy and the Law (pp. 153-172). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Saenz, L. P. (2008). Board of Regents, University of California v. Bakke. In Charles J. Russo, Ed., Encyclopedia of Education Law. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

Moses, M. S. & Saenz, L. P. (2006, November 3). “The Information Gap on Affirmative Action,” Inside Higher Education. Available at [http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2006/11/03/moses].

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

“Culture, Context, and Performance-Based Compensation: An Analysis of Educator Experiences in One Merit Pay System.” A paper with Camika Royal accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2011.

“Uncovering the Truth: An Evaluation of Dominant Frames in the Public Anti-
Affirmative Action Initiative Debate.” A paper accepted for presentation at the
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New
Orleans, LA, April 2011.

“Education Policy by Ballot Box.” A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, May 2010.

“Community Dialogue and Voter Views on Affirmative Action: Using Researcher Expertise for the Public Good,” paper with Michele S. Moses and Amy Subert in Affirmative Action at the Ballot Box: The Case of Colorado’s Amendment 46, a symposium accepted by Division L for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO, May 2010.

“The Politics of Data in the Affirmative Action Debate,” a paper presented in Affirmative Action, Democratic Deliberation, and Civil Rights: Understanding Ballot Initiatives and the Role of Researchers, a symposium accepted as a highlighted session at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April 2009.