Theo Pippins is a Research Associate at ACUE. His career in education began as a New York City Teaching Fellow, for which he taught high school mathematics. During this time, Pippins also served as an Ambassador and a Teacher Mentor for NYC Men Teach, where he helped support first-year teachers of color. Prior to joining ACUE, he was most recently a Research and Analytics Consultant for the Research and Policy Support Group at the New York City Department of Education.
Pippins’ interests include quantitative research on the effects of curricula and education policies and programs on students’ preparation for and access to college, institutional choice, and success. As a graduate research assistant at the Community College Research Center, he co-authored reports on the provision of humanities and liberal arts education at public colleges across the United States as well as how course-taking in humanities and liberal arts at community colleges affects transfer and outcomes at four-year colleges. His research interests ultimately led him to ACUE.
Theo received his BA in Economics from Williams College. He holds a MS in Education from St. John’s University Graduate School of Education. He is currently completing his PhD in Economics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.