James Wyckoff

Senior Researcher
Professor at Curry School of Education

James H. Wyckoff is a Professor in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Wyckoff is a member of the CALDER New York team. He currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs, directs the Education Finance Research Consortium, serves on the Policy Council for the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management and the editorial boards of Education Finance and Policyand the Economics of Education Review. He is also a member of the Scientific Review Panel of the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Wyckoff has published on a variety of topics in education policy including issues of teacher labor markets, school resource allocation, and school choice.  Currently, he is working with colleagues to examine the attributes of New York City teachers and their preparation that are effective in increasing the performance of their students and the retention of effective teachers.  This research has received support from the Carnegie Corporation, the City University of New York, the National Science Foundation, the New York State Education Department, the Spencer Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education.  This research also received the 2007 Teacher Educators Distinguished Research Award.

He has been president of the American Education Finance Association and has served on a variety of advisory boards for education policymakers.   He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Related Publications

James Wyckoff

Area of Expertise

  • Pathways to Teaching
  • Teacher Labor Markets
  • School Choice
  • School Resource Allocation
  • Special Education Funding

Curriculum Vitae


University of Virginia
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