Profile
Matthew Shirrell

Matthew Shirrell

MPES 2 Cohort 2

626 Library Place
Room 303
Evanston, IL 60208-4120
Phone: (847) 467-0528
Biography
Matthew Shirrell is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Development and Social Policy program. He is the recipient of a NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship (2013-14) and an IES Predoctoral Fellowship (2009-12). His dissertation, entitled "School Working Conditions and Teacher Retention: The Roles of Policy, Teacher Preparation, and School Principals," uses mixed methods and a variety of data sources to explore the relationship between school working conditions and teacher retention. Prior to joining the program, he taught in public schools in Oakland and Chicago, where he achieved National Board Certification in 2007. His research interests focus on teachers' career paths and decision-making, particularly the roles of school working conditions, teacher preparation, and student-teacher matching in teachers' decisions to remain in or leave teaching. David Figlio is his advisor. 

Awards/Honors
2013 - NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

2009 - IES Predoctoral Fellowship (Multidisciplinary Program in Education Sciences)

Research/Scholarship

Education
Year Degree Institution
2007 MS, Early Childhood Education Erikson Institute
1998 BA, English Grinnell College


Selected Presentations
Shirrell, M.A. (November, 2013). The effects of subgroup-specific accountability on teacher attrition. Paper presented at the Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.

Shirrell, M.A. (April, 2012). Do student teachers' career plans change during student teaching? Evidence from an urban district.  With Michelle Reininger. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Shirrell, M.A. (April, 2011). Early differences: Student teaching, career plans, and teacher hiring. With Michelle Reininger. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. .

Shirrell, M.A. (March, 2011). Do student teachers' career plans change during student teaching? Evidence from an urban district. With Michelle Reininger. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Seattle, WA. .

Shirrell, M.A. (June, 2010). Student teaching placements in a large urban district. With Michelle Reininger. Poster presented at the Institute for Education Sciences Research Conference, Washington, D.C.

Shirrell, M.A. (March, 2010). Student teaching placements in a large urban district. With Michelle Reininger. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Education Finance Association, Richmond, VA.


Research Interests
School working conditions; teacher recruitment and retention; teacher quality; urban schools.  




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