Mimi Engel is an associate professor in the Research and Evaluation Methodology (REM) program in the CU-Boulder School of Education. Dr. Engel's work contributes to our understanding of how policies and programs affect children’s developmental outcomes and opportunities to learn. Spanning several areas including teacher labor markets (focus on teacher hiring) and early skill formation (focus on mathematics teaching and learning for young children), and contextual influences on children, the central aim of her research is to provide new information about policies, programs, and administrative factors that have the potential to improve students’ school-related outcomes, particularly among students from traditionally under-served populations. Dr. Engel uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct program evaluations and analyses investigating issues in education policy.
teacher labor markets, early skill formation, program evaluation, educational policy, mixed methods educational research, early childhood mathematics teaching and learning