Rebecca Davis
Research Associate
Family Well-Being and Children’s Development

Davis conducts research on programs and policies that seek to foster positive child development, expand access to high-quality education, and mitigate the hardships of poverty for children and families. She specializes in cost methodology, program evaluation, and implementation research. Davis currently works on evaluations of the Get Ready Guilford Initiative and the Personalized Learning Initiative, which explores ways of offering affordable personalized learning to students via large-scale tutoring programs. In addition, she serves as a research associate at the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education, an organization that drives innovation in cost methodology for education applications. A former preschool and K-12 teacher, Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art and a master’s degree in education from the University of New Hampshire. She completed her Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an Institute for Education Sciences Predoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Methods for Field-based Research in Education.