Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Farley-Ripple, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Farley-Ripple is an Associate Professor of Education and Public Policy in the School of Education and an affiliate of the Institute for Public Administration at the University of Delaware. Her research expertise is in policy analysis and evidence-based decision-making, and she has worked on a range of educational and social policy issues, including research use in at all levels of the system, administrator mobility, school, and teachers’ use of data, teacher quality, and effects, and issues of equity in a variety of student outcomes. Dr. Farley-Ripple has published research in respected journals such as Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Educational Policy, the American Journal of Education, Educational Management, Administration, and Leadership, and Urban Education. Currently, Dr. Farley-Ripple serves as the Director for the University of Delaware Partnership for Public Education and co-leads the Center for Research Use in Education. She is also an active member of the policy and practice communities through partnerships with the Delaware Department of Education, districts, and community organizations as well as coordinating and advising in education leadership programs.