Erin Weeks-EarpTC Degree, Program & Specialization: Ph.D., Comparative and International Education, Political Science
Advisor: Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Previous graduate school education: MA, Columbia University Teachers College, 2009. Emphases: Economics and Education, Education and Development. Integrated Project: Teacher Salary Reform in the Russian Federation: 2003-2008
Research and scholarly interests: Education policy in post-Soviet countries; Policy borrowing and lending and education quality; Teacher quality: salaries, unions, shortage, recruitment, retention, and training.
Comparative and International Education Society, Member, 2007-present; EURASIA Special Interest Group, Co-Chair with Dr. Iveta Silova, 2009-2012
Country Specific Variations on Teacher Quality: The contexts of the UNICEF study (June 15, 2010) Presented with Yulia Narolskaya for the 14th meeting of the World Congress of Comparative and International Education Societies (WCCES) in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Teacher Force in Post-Soviet States: Historical Perspective (March 1-6, 2010). Presented at 53rd Annual Meeting of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES) in Chicago, Illinois.
Aid and Private Higher Education: Congruity or Conflict? (October 8-9, 2009). Presented with Terrence F. Graham at the North East Regional Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Teacher Salary Reform in the Russian Federation: 2003-2008 (March 21-26, 2009). Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Comparative and international Education Society (CIES) in Charleston, South Carolina.