Policy Analysis, Policy Impact and Implementation Studies focusing on Educational Reform; School Accountability/ESSA, High-stakes testing, Gender Inequity in Computer Science, Charter Competition, School Turnaround (U.S.); Migrant Education and Undergraduate Admission (China);
DongMei Li is currently a HERC postdoctoral research fellow associated with Dept. of Sociology, Rice University. Originally from P.R. China, DongMei received her B.A and first masterâ€™s degree in her home country. Then she earned her second masterâ€™s degree and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. Grounded in U.S. and China, Dr. Liâ€™s research focuses on educational reform and outcomes, school accountability, education access, inequality, and inequity issues. Her research employs quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods.
During her time at UT, DongMei received teaching and research assistantship training. She served as an education policy fellow in the Office of Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez before and during the 2015 legislative session. Dr. Li also worked as a policy and research intern at Center for Public Policy Priorities (Austin-based non-profit). She was a 2013-2015 cohort Jackson scholar and awarded the UT Graduate School Dissertation Writing Fellowship to support her dissertation completion.