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School of Public Policy

School ofPublic Policy

Maithreyi Gopalan

Maithreyi Gopalan

Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy
Department of Education Policy Studies

302B Rackley Building

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 865-2584


Curriculum Vitae:

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Maithreyi Gopalan is an assistant professor of education in the Penn State College of Education. She earned a doctorate from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her research examines the causes and consequences of racial and socioeconomic disparities in student outcomes using interdisciplinary perspectives. Specifically, she is interested in bringing psychological insights to bear on applied social and educational policy issues.


Research Papers:

Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 70, Issue 2, Feb. 2022.
Maithreyi Gopalan, Ph.D., Ashley Linden-Carmichael, Ph.D., Stephanie Lanza, Ph.D.

Education Finance and Policy, 2021

Lang (Kate) Yang, Maithreyi Gopalan

Science Advances, 6(29), eaba4677. 2020

Murphy, M.C., Gopalan, M., Carter, E., Emerson, K., Bottoms, B., Walton, G.

Review of Research in Education, 44(1).

Maithreyi Gopalan, Kelly RosingerJee Bin Ahn

Educational Researcher, 49(2). 2020.

Maithreyi Gopalan, Shannon T. Brady

Economics & Human Biology, 44, 101098. January 2022.

Maithreyi Gopalan, Caitlin McPherran Lombardi, Lindsey Rose Bullinger