Vicki Park, Ph.D.
Dr. Vicki Park utilizes socio-cultural theories and qualitative methods to study the implementation of education policy, urban school reform, and organizational learning. The guiding goal of her work has been to bridge the research-to-practice and practice-to-research gap to improve educational opportunities for diverse student populations. She earned her Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy with an emphasis on K-12 administration from the University of Southern California and her M.Ed. and teaching credentials from UCLA. Prior to earning her doctorate, she was an elementary and middle school teacher. She is presently the principal investigator for the study funded by the Spencer Foundation, Co-Constructing Continuous Improvement for Equity and Excellence: The Role of Adaptive Assistance Partners for Organizational Learning in Low-Performing Schools.