Min Sun
Assistant Professor of Education Policy


  • Academic performance
  • Attendance and absenteeism
  • District management
  • Federal policy
  • Professional development
  • School reform
  • Teacher development
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Teacher quality
  • Teacher recruitment and retention

Min Sun is an assistant professor of education policy at the University of Washington. She uses quantitative methods to understand the ways in which federal, state and district policies affect teaching and learning outcomes. Her research interests include educator workforce development, school accountability and school improvement. Sun has partnered with states and districts on projects exploring how to develop and support an effective and diverse teaching workforce that supports all students’ learning, as well as policies that contribute to a more equitable distribution of educator quality across subgroups of students. Her work on school accountability and school turnaround focuses on examining the impacts of the School Improvement Grants on student achievement, attendance, and parental choices. Sun was named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and American Enterprise Institute in 2016, and is currently leading a National Science Foundation-funded study exploring beginning mathematics teachers’ career patterns.