Ryan Kapa

Research Associate




B.A. in Political Science and History; Economics minor: University of Delaware
M.S.Ed in Education – Curriculum and Instruction Supervision: North Carolina State University
Ph.D. in Educational Policy: The Ohio State University


Ryan Kapa joined RFA in 2019 as a Quantitative Research associate, where he works multiple mixed-methods projects focused on improving the educational outcomes of PK-12 students and instructional practices of early child educators.  Prior to joining RFA, Ryan was a postdoctoral researcher at The Ohio State University on a project evaluating the effectiveness of professional development and coaching on teachers’ instructional practices for English Language Learners.

Ryan received his doctorate from The Ohio State University, where his research examined the effects of school safety and security practices.  Additionally, he has a master’s degrees in Education, with a specialization in K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Supervision and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware.