Veronica Brinson is a Research Associate with SEDL's Research and Evaluation (R&E) program. Dr. Brinson's current work focuses on national multi-site cluster randomized controlled trials (RCT) to evaluate two of McGraw-Hill’s curricula: SRA Imagine It! Today's Open Court Reading and Everyday Mathematics®.
You may contact Veronica Brinson at 512-391-6601
Dr. Brinson’s research interests include research and evaluation, student achievement, and resource allocation. In 2008, she was selected to attend the Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in Education, supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education, and the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. In 2011, she was selected to attend the Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster Randomized Trials, held by the IES National Center for Educational Research. In 2012, she was selected to attend the Summer Research Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis, organized by the IES National Center for Special Education Research, and the NAEP Database Training Seminar, sponsored by the IES National Center for Education Statistics. Experience
Before joining SEDL, Dr. Brinson worked as a senior research analyst with VRDC Consulting LLC and with the Texas Center for Educational Research. Additionally, she has worked as a lead researcher with the National Center for Educational Accountability, as a research analyst with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and as a classroom teacher in Texas public schools. Her research spans a variety of public policy issues, including school finance, student achievement, income distribution, and public health. Education
Dr. Brinson holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin with specializations in econometric research and public finance. Selected External Publications
- Texas Center for Educational Research, Maloney, C., Sheehan, D., Rainey, K., Moak, Casey & Associates, LLP, Border Research Solutions, & VRDC Consulting, LLC. (2011). Evaluation of new Texas charter schools (2007–10): Final report. Austin: Texas Center for Educational Research.
- Mellor, L., Lummus-Robinson, M., Brinson, V., & Dougherty, C. (2010). Linking teacher preparation programs to student achievement in Texas. In Institute for Public School Initiatives, The University of Texas System (Eds.), Preparing Texas Teachers: A Study of the University of Texas System Teacher Preparation Programs (pp. 5–42). Austin, TX: Author.
- Maloney, C., Sheehan, D., Brinson, V., Caranikas-Walker, F., & Reyna, R. (2008, May). Texas charter school evaluation 2006–07. Austin, TX: Texas Center for Educational Research. Available from http://tcer.org/research/charter_schools/index.aspx
- Marcouiller, D., Ruiz de Castilla, V., & Woodruff, C. (1997). Formal measures of the informal sector wage gap in El Salvador, Mexico and Peru. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 45, 367–392.
- Ruiz de Castilla, V. (1990). La inversión directa de los Estados Unidos en el Perú 1971–1987. Una revisión aleccionadora. Apuntes, 26, Centro de Investigación, Universidad del Pacifico, Primer Semestre.
- Brinson, V., Dougherty, C., & Mellor, L. (2006, March). Preparing effective teachers: Trying to learn how they do it in Texas. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association, Denver, CO.
- Brinson, V., Dougherty, C., & Mellor, L. (2005, March). How are high-performing schools spending their money? Paper presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association, Louisville, KY.
- Ruiz de Castilla, V. (1998, October). Consumption smoothing in Peru: Evidence from micro data. Paper presented at the XVI Conference of the Latin American Econometric Society, Lima, Peru.
- Marcouiller, D., Ruiz de Castilla, V., & Woodruff, C. (1995, January). Formal measures of the informal sector wage gap in El Salvador, Mexico and Peru. Paper presented at the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, Washington, DC.