Assistant professor awarded grant to study school choice

By Staff


Todd Ely, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver's School of Public Affairs, recently was awarded an American Education Research Association/National Science Foundation grant to analyze a national longitudinal database to study parental school choice decision-making.

The project, titled "Parents, Families and School Choice," was awarded $17,267 to complete the research. Ely's co-principal investigator is Paul Teske, dean of the school and Distinguished Professor.

Ely received his Ph.D. from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and holds an M.P.A. from the University of Arizona. His research interests include the financing of state and local public services, education policy, and public and not-for-profit financial management. His current research examines the financing of school capital spending and alternative teacher compensation systems.