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UCEC–UC Irvine

UCEC Resources at UC Irvine

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UC Irvine opened in 1965 and emphasizes a commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development. The campus is a driving force for innovation and discovery, serving our local, national, and global communities. UCEC–Irvine is housed in the Department of Education and has affiliated members spanning social science disciplines. UCEC–Irvine is directed by Distinguished Professor Greg J. Duncan, and is supported by Graduate Student Researcher Nicholas Graham.

The UC Irvine Site of UCEC offers:

      • Multi-disciplinary faculty expertise in multiple areas of methodology and statistics, including experimental and quasi-experimental design, meta-analysis, and program evaluation.
      • Training of graduate students in quantitative and qualitative education and evaluation research.
      • Specialized expertise in early childhood education, childhood poverty, the achievement gap, after-school programs, the economics of education, the sociology of education, and immigration.


A Message from Dr. Greg J. Duncan, Site Director, UCEC–Irvine

Education interventions—for preschoolers, K–12 classrooms, out-of-school learning contexts, and transitions to successful college careers—have exploded in the past decade, as have the sophistication of methods for evaluating their impacts on learning and well-being. The UC Irvine Site of the UCEC consists of faculty with interests and expertise in these interventions and methods. We are dedicated to provide help in learning as much as possible from education evaluation as well as training Ph.D. students with the expertise to design and evaluate future generations of education interventions.

Greg. J. Duncan, Site Director, UCEC–Irvine
Distinguished Professor, Department of Education 
949-824-7831 (Faculty Office)