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Our world class faculty conducts rigorous, cutting edge research in five critical areas: Governance and Accountability, including the affect of policy on access, quality and equity in education; Economics and Finance, including resource allocation and utilization; Organizational Leadership, looking at human behavior, motivation and productivity; Politics and Public Policy, encompassing setting, implementing and evaluating policy; and Learning and Motivation, looking at the psychology of education. Our work is guided by a desire to positively impact educational policy and practice at all levels.

Research Centers

Center for Cognitive Technology (CCT) conducts and analyzes interdisciplinary research on the role of new technology in the development of advanced expertise and performance motivation.

Center on Educational Governance (CEG) focuses on the linkages between policy, educational governance, and the improvement of urban schools and systems. Center researchers use an interdisciplinary approach to study current policy solutions to the educational problems posed by an increasingly global society.

Pullias Center for Higher Education is an interdisciplinary research Center established to engage the postsecondary-education community actively, and to serve as an important intellectual center within the Rossier School of Education.

Center for Urban Education (CUE) leads socially conscious research and develops tools needed for institutions of higher education to produce equity in student outcomes.

Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). As an active contributor to USC’s vision of conducting “research of the highest quality” in a learner-centered environment, the mission of the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) is to engage in high quality, outcomes-based academic and evaluative research at USC and in the USC urban community in P-12 and higher education settings.

Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice (CERPP) analyzes enrollment issues through the critical perspectives of social science researchers, policymakers, and college and university practitioners.

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