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Margarita Pivovarova

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography

Margarita Pivovarova applies her training in economics to educational policy issues in order to identify trends, predict outcomes and better understand issues. Professor Pivovarova is interested in the design and evaluation of educational policies aimed at raising student achievement in schools.

Since joining the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College in 2013, Professor Pivovarova has engaged in research of teacher evaluation models and used econometric models to examine teacher retention based on incentives and working conditions. Prior to that, she examined peer or interaction effects among students and their effect on educational outcomes. Professor Pivovarova teaches graduate courses in economics of education, quantitative data analysis and research and evaluation in education.

 

Education
  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Toronto, Canada 2013
  • M.A. International Economics and Finance, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada 2006
Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • What can be done at a policy level to create better schools for students and teachers?
  • What are the relationships between education policies and student-, teacher-, and school-level factors?
  • What kind of education policies are the most efficient at improving student outcomes in the short and long run?

Current Research Projects:

A recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) research service project award, Dr. Pivovarova, along with Dr. Jeanne Powers, is constructing a longitudinal database to assess teacher mobility within the state of Arizona. Through this research, they will gain insight into factors that influence both teacher mobility and retention.

Dr. Pivovarova has been involved in ongoing research to investigate relationships between immigration policies and student achievement. Dr. Pivovarova analyzes various state policies, including both those states with immigrant friendly policies as well as states with unfavorable immigration policies.

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
EPA 556Data Anlysis for Ed Decsn Mker
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EPD 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 502Introduction to Data Analysis
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
EPA 593Applied Project
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EDP 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 501Intro to Research/Eval in Educ
EPA 556Data Anlysis for Ed Decsn Mker
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 502Introduction to Data Analysis
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 593Applied Project
TEL 712Mixed Methods of Inquiry
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EDP 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 556Data Anlysis for Ed Decsn Mker
EPA 691Seminar
EPD 780Practicum
EPA 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 502Introduction to Data Analysis
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 501Intro to Resrch & Eval in Educ
EPA 580Practicum
EPA 691Seminar
EDP 790Reading and Conference
EPD 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 556Data Anlysis for Ed Decsn Mker
EPA 580Practicum
EPA 691Seminar
EPA 790Reading and Conference
EPD 792Research
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDP 502Introduction to Data Analysis
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 501Intro to Resrch & Eval in Educ
EPA 691Seminar
EPD 790Reading and Conference
EDP 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 556Data Anlysis for Ed Decsn Mker
EPA 691Seminar
EPD 792Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 501Intro to Resrch & Eval in Educ
COE 502Introduction to Data Analysis
EPD 792Research