Diane Massell, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
Study of Instructional Improvement (SII) / Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
School of Education
University Of Michigan
(734) 647-9784

Diane is a senior research associate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to her work on elementary schools and their environments for the Study of Instructional Improvement, she is currently conducting research on high schools with the University of Pennsylvania. Her career has centered broadly on the impacts of government education policies and their influence over schooling practices. Diane received her Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University.


Selected On-Line Publications:

"Holding High Hopes: How High Schools Respond to State Accountability Policies" (with Margaret E. Goertz, January 2005) pdf file

"The District Role in Building Capacity: Four Strategies" (September 2000) pdf file

"State Strategies for Building Capacity: Addressing the Needs of Standards-based Reform" (July 1998) pdf file

"State Strategies for Building Capacity in Education: Progress and Continuing Challenges" (Summer 1998) pdf file

"Persistence and Change: Standards-based Systemic Reform in Nine States" (with Michael Kirst and Margaret Hoppe, March 1997) pdf file