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Chandra, Madhur

Madhur is a doctoral student in the education policy program at Michigan State University. Prior to joining the program, she earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh. As an intern at the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, she helped to initiate and develop a system of performance measurement for the municipality. Madhur was awarded the Donald Stone award for Academic Excellence at GSPIA. She is also a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, a National Honor Society in Public Affairs and Administration. Madhur has served as a research assistant in diverse environments including the Office of School Improvement at the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Center for Research in Math and Science Education.

Madhr’s research interests include quantitative methods and comparative international education with a focus on equity in education and teacher quality. With the aid of a Summer Research Development Fellowship (SRDF) awarded by the College of Education, she researched the issue of contract teaching in India and its implications for teacher motivation and education quality. This year, as a recipient of the College of Education’s Fellowship to Enhance Global Understanding, she had the opportunity to extend her learning about K–12 education to Vietnam’s education system.

Madhur is generously supported by the IES pre–doctoral fellowship in the Economics of Education.