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Karin Gegenheimer

Research Associate


  • Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy: Vanderbilt University
  • M.A.T in Teaching, General Education: Relay Graduate School of Education
  • B.A. in International Relations: New York University

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.