Policy Studies Associates

PSA Staff

Alisha Butler


Senior Research Associate

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Alisha Butler is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher with knowledge of education policy, family and community engagement, and student learning in formal and informal contexts. She uses quasi-experimental methods to analyze student-level outcomes. She constructs datasets that combine multiple data sources and briefs clients on evaluation findings and implications for program planning and improvement.


B.A. Yale University, Political Science
M.A. University of Maryland, Educational Policy and Leadership
University of Maryland, Educational Policy (Ph.D. in progress)