Douglas Ready
Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy


  • High schools
  • Race and diversity
  • School reform

Douglas Ready is an associate professor of education and public policy at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he teaches graduate courses in applied statistics and longitudinal data analysis. His research examines the links between education policy, social policy and educational equity, with a particular focus on inequalities related to student race/ethnicity and social class. Much of this research explores how contemporary policies moderate or exacerbate socio-demographic disparities in cognitive development. He is currently co-principal investigator for the five-site evaluation of Pearson’s Common Core System of Courses, and the principal investigator of study of retention and performance outcomes among Teach for America teachers in Duval County, Fla. Representative work has appeared in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, American Educational Research Journal, American Journal of Education, Teachers College Record, and other publications, as well as in books and edited volumes published by the Brookings Institution, Teachers College Press and the American Educational Research Association. He earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan.