Katharine Sadowski
Ph.D. Student
Policy Analysis and Management


Katharine Sadowski is a PhD student in Policy Analysis and Management concentrating in economics with a minor in data science. Her research focus is broadly the economics of education and education interventions. Specific research studies have focused on early childhood education policies, teacher preparation programs, school climate, and online learning. She currently works in the Reach Every Reader Lab at Harvard University where she applies natural language processing to professional development programs and the Future of Learning Lab at Cornell where she analyzes the effectiveness of online learning programs. 


Bassok, D., Markowitz, A., Bellows, L., & Sadowski, K. (2021). New Evidence on Teacher Turnover in Early Childhood. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 42(4).

Hamre, B., Markowitz, A., & Sadowski, K. (2021). Preschool Quality: An Examination of How Quality Differs by Sector and Age. Early Education and Development (Accepted).

Kizilcec, R., Makridis, C.A., & Sadowski, K. (2021). Pandemic Response Policies' Democratizing Effects on Online Learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Accepted).

Miller, L., Sadowski, K., Piver-Renna, J. (2020). The Fifth Indicator: Does School Climate Provide New Information on School Quality? (Under Review).

Wyckoff, J., Cohen, J., Katz, V., Wiseman, E., & Sadowski, K. (2020). Implementing Targeted Professional Development at Scale in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (Under Review).

Miller, L.C. & Sadowski, K. (October, 2017). Students Changing Schools During the School.

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Reviewer for Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis, 2020-Present

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry Virtual Volunteer, 2016-Present

PAM 2070: Big Data for Big Policy Problems (Summer 2020: Initial course offering. Designed course material and created/taught labs in R.) 

INFO 4300: Language and Information (Spring 2020)



M.P.P, University of Virginia, 2016

B.A., history, University of Virginia, 2015


Diversity in Cornell Economics Executive Member, 2020-Present

PAM’s Presentations in Emerging Research Chair, 2020-21

PAM’s Working Group on Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member, 2020-Present

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