Doug Gagnon joined the Carsey School of Public Policy as a Research Associate in 2015 after serving as a Research Assistant since 2012. Doug’s research has focused primarily on education policy as it relates to the equality of opportunity, teacher quality and school staffing, and trends in student discipline. He recently joined the Evaluation Program at Carsey in order to manage the external evaluation of the UNH Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE), a U.S. Department of Education-funded program that prepares elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers to teach in rural, high-need schools in northern New Hampshire.
Doug recently spent a year with the Delaware Department of Education as a Data Fellow through Harvard's Strategic Data Project, and has also worked on research projects with the Center for Assessment and Somerville Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in Education Policy from the University of New Hampshire, Doug spent nearly a decade as a high school physics teacher and a curriculum and assessment specialist. Doug also holds a master’s degree in physics education from Cornell University, and an undergraduate diploma in physics from Ithaca College.