Amanda Sullivan

Birkmaier Education Leadership Professor, Educational Psychology

My research focuses on identifying education and health disparities among children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, understanding equity in and effectiveness of the educational and health services they receive, and how ethics and law shape practices and students' experiences.  I am particularly interested in elucidating disparities in the educational treatment and outcomes of students with and at-risk for disabilities and identifying malleable factors related to outcomes in order to inform policy and practice to better support students’ educational needs. Much of my work entails secondary analyses of large-scale datasets that allow for population estimates of students’ characteristics, experiences, and outcomes.