Profile: Yongmei Ni
Yongmei Ni is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah. She specializes in the economics of education, educational policy, and quantitative research methods. Her research addresses school choice policies, looking specifically the effects of school choice policies on racial/ethnic segregation and social stratification, as well as their competitive impact on the effectiveness of traditional public schools. Her recent work examines how school choice affects student achievement through influencing teacher working conditions, teacher commitment, and principal turnover. She has published articles in journals such as Economics of Education Review, Teachers College Record, Educational Administration Quarterly, and Educational Policy. Dr. Ni was an associate editor of Educational Administration Quarterly and currently serves on its editorial board. She holds a Ph.D. in Education Policy and a Master's degree in Economics from Michigan State University.