Dr. Charisse Gulosino
About Charisse Gulosino
Charisse Gulosino, an Associate Professor in the Leadership and Policy Studies Program at the University of Memphis, received her doctorate in education from Columbia University. Charisse was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a faculty member of the Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University. She has also served as a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Education Policy and Social Analysis (EPSA) at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the evaluation of educational policies and programs with a specific interest in school choice that enhance education access, equity, efficiency and results-based accountability. She has applied geospatial, financial and organizational behavior analyses to the study of charter schools in metropolitan education markets. She also explores the achievement levels and technical efficiency of traditional public schools facing charter school competition. Her scholarly articles have appeared in Education Economics, American Journal of Education, and Education Policy Analysis Archives.
Charisse has served (2006-2010) as chair and program chair of the American Educational Research Association's SIG for Charter School Research and Evaluation. She has worked with the Network of Independent Charter Schools Project (funded by the U.S. Department of Education) to blog about charter school research to establish the Network as a two-way communication resource for charter school researchers and practitioners. She hopes to expand her work in the field of educational policy to include other market-based social and educational reforms. An important theme that has surfaced in her work is whether low resource communities are equipped to operate local school organizations independently from local district mechanisms. A more recent track in her research interest is to identify the existing resources, and investigate how schools are tapping these resources, including partnerships with venture philanthropies, businesses, and community organizations.