Background

Research Affiliations
Visiting Scholar, Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford Graduate School of Education (2014-2015)
Faculty Associate, Education Policy Center, Michigan State University
Core Faculty, Doctoral Specialization in the Economics of Education, Michigan State University
Core Faculty, Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University
Core Faculty, Center for Gender in Global Context, Michigan State University
Core Faculty, Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Michigan State University

Professional Services
2016– Comparative Education Review, Co-Editor
2015– Center for Science of Student Learning, Adviser
2015-2016 Journal of Teacher Education, Associate Editor
2015-2018 Comparative and International Education Society, Board of Directors (elected position)

2012-Multicultural Education Review, Assistant Editor 
2012-Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Editorial Board
2012-Forum for International Research in Education (an open source journal), Adviser
2008-2011 South Asia Special Interest Group at Comparative and International Education Society, Founding Chair

Education
2001-2006 Stanford University, USA
Ph.D. in Economics of Education
1999-2000 Cambridge University, UK
M.Phil. in Development Studies, Obtained a High Pass
1996-1998 Mumbai University, India
M.A. in Economics, quantitative concentration
Recipient of university Gold Medal in Economics
1993-1996 Mumbai University, India
B.A. in Economics, quantitative concentration with honors

Additional training and scholarly activities
2008 Using NAEP for policy analysis, National Council for Education Statistics
2007 Quasi-Experimental Design and Analysis in Education workshop, Spencer Foundation and Northwestern University
2007 AERA Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy on Propensity Score Matching using ECLS data, AERA Grants Program
2006 International Database for Research and Policy Seminar, National Council for Education Statistics
2004 Visiting Scholar at the Center for Comparative and Global Studies in Education at the State University of New York, Buffalo
2003 Center for Higher Education and Policy Studies, University of Twente, Netherlands, Summer School

Selected academic fellowships
At Stanford
2004 
      Institute for Research on Women and Gender Dissertation Fellow
2004       Spencer Foundation Competitive Research Training Grant
2003       Spencer Foundation Competitive Research Training Grant
2001       Julian Pillsbury Fellowship
At Cambridge
1999 
      Cambridge Commonwealth Society fellowship
At Mumbai
1998  
     Merit Scholarship for excellence in Economics
1997       Merit Scholarship for excellence in Economics
1996       Government of India National Merit Scholarship

Selected Honors
NAED/Spence Postdoctoral Fellow, National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation
Dick Wolf Memorial Award, (jointly with Thomas Luschei), International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society, Cambridge University
Dharam Hinduja & DFID Cambridge Society Bombay Scholar, Cambridge University
Asha L. Datar Smarak Gold Medal in Economics, Mumbai University

Professional Certifications
State eligibility for lectureship in Economics in universities in India (state of Maharashtra) National eligibility for lectureship in Economics in universities in India

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