Corey DeAngelis, PhD


Dr. DeAngelis is a prolific education policy researcher and an ardent supporter of educational freedom. EFI is fortunate to have him lead its efforts to research, publish, and share the overwhelming evidence that school choice improves vital student outcomes. Additionally, Dr. DeAngelis is the National Director of Research at American Federation for Children, and an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dr. DeAngelis holds a PhD in Education Policy from University of Arkansas.

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James Paul


James Paul conducts empirical research on school choice, as well as academic freedom in higher education. Having previously worked as an Associate Policy Director at the Foundation for Excellence in Education and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Commonwealth Foundation, James has experience researching and developing school choice programs.

A graduate of Syracuse University (BA and MPA), James is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow at the University of Arkansas’ Department of Education Reform. He is pursuing a PhD in Education Policy.

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Board of Directors

Lindsey Burke, PhD

Dr. Burke serves as the Director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. Her research and commentary on school choice have been published widely in academic journals and news media outlets over the course of several years. Her voice is highly respected and sought after on education in America.

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Matthew Nielsen, MS

Mr. Nielsen is passionate about the preservation of individual choice. He works to expand education options for families throughout the United States, recognizing the unique needs of individual students. He has authored many articles for news publications and is the author of the forthcoming book, Critical Condition.

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Jay P. Greene, PhD

Dr. Greene is Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas. Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice, and the effect of schools on non-cognitive and civic values.

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Advisory Board

Jason Bedrick, Director of Policy, EdChoice

Jonathan Butcher, Sr. Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation

Jason Crye, Program Officer, Bradley Foundation

Dr. Angela Dills, Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University

Robert Enlow, President and CEO, EdChoice

Jeff Kwitowski, SVP Public Affairs & Policy, Stride, Inc.

Dr. Matthew Ladner, Sr. Research Strategist, Arizona Chamber Foundation

Kerry McDonald, Sr. Education Fellow at FEE

Dr. Benjamin Scafidi, Professor of Economics, Kennesaw State University

Inez Stepman, Sr. Policy Analyst, Independent Women's Forum

Dr. Terry Stoops, VP of Research, John Locke Foundation


Board Meetings

8 Aug 2019 - Agenda | Minutes

20 Sep 2019 - Agenda | Minutes

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