Emilyn Ruble Whitesell is a 5th-year doctoral student at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Education and Social Policy. On entering NYU-Wagner's doctoral program, Emilyn was awarded a U.S. Department of Education IES fellowship through NYU's Pre-doctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training program. Emilyn's research and teaching interests are in the areas of education policy and program evaluation. Her current research focuses on how school accountability influences parent, teacher, and student perceptions of their schools, large-scale program evaluation, and the spillover effects of student mobility. Before coming to NYU, Emilyn taught high school English as a Teach For America corps member in Indianapolis. Emilyn holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Marian University and a Bachelor of Science in business from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Her dissertation committee includes Leanna Stiefel (chair), Amy Ellen Schwartz, Sean Corcoran, and Meryle Weinstein.