Elizabeth Farley-Ripple
Associate Professor


  • Achievement gap
  • Education reform
  • School reform
  • State policy
  • Leadership
  • Teacher quality
  • Data and statistics
  • Research and methodology
  • Achievement gap

Elizabeth N. Farley-Ripple is associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She earned a doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Education Policy and has been working in educational research for ten years. She has expertise in quantitative and mixed methods and applies a variety of methodological tools to research projects, including in regression, multi-level models, social-network analysis, surveys, and content analysis. Her research expertise is in policy analysis and evidence-based decision-making, and recent work includes studies of administrator mobility, school and teachers’ use of data, teacher quality and effects, and equity in student outcomes.