About Karin Gegenheimer
Karin Gegenheimer is a quantitative researcher who specializes in causal evaluations of K-12 education policies and interventions. Her research takes a partnership approach and centers issues of equity to inform policy and practice at the school, district, and state levels. At RFA, she leads and contributes to a range of projects, including a study of a restorative practices program in the School District of Philadelphia and an evaluation of a literacy and family engagement intervention in elementary schools.
Gegenheimer has previously worked as a middle school teacher in Brooklyn, NY, and as a school district leader in Atlanta, GA. Her teaching background drives her interest in partnership research that seeks to inform equitable education decision-making and policy. She also has experience teaching education policy and research methods to undergraduate and graduate students as well as education leaders. She holds a Ph.D. in education policy from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development.