You are here

Faculty

Office

Box 90545
Durham, NC 27708-2000
220 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90545
Durham, NC 27708

Phone

(919) 613-9302

Links

Social

Clara G. Muschkin
Associate Research Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy

Areas of Expertise

Education

Ph.D., Duke University (1989)
A.B., College of William and Mary (1977)

Bio

Clara Muschkin is an associate research professor of public policy and director of the North Carolina Education Research Data Center (NCERDC), located within the Center for Child and Family Policy. The mission of the NCERDC is to support and develop policy-oriented research on education, providing academic researchers with access to a wealth of data on North Carolina public schools, students, and teachers.

Muschkin is a sociologist and demographer with an interdisciplinary research focus. In her research, she asks how education policies that influence the composition and organization of educational institutions can influence student behavior and academic performance. Her current research interests include: the impact of early childhood education policies on subsequent student outcomes; the impact of grade configuration on student behavior; the influence of grade retention and age on behavior and academic performance; impact of school composition by race and immigrant status on student behavior and achievement across grade levels; evaluation of high school reform policies; and successful outcomes for community college students.

Research Interests:
  • Education
  • Demographics
  • Public Policy
  • Early Childhood
  • Peer Influence
  • Poverty and Inequality