Dr. Yas Nakib has a Ph.D. in Education Policy concentrating in the Economics and Finance of Education from Florida State University. He specializes in studying school finance and reform policies.
He is a principal investigator of several federal and state funded research grants primarily analyzing the funding, implementation, and resource allocation practices of school reforms.
His research and publications analyzed state and governance reforms, schooling resource allocation practices, and educational productivity. He has taught education policy and economics at several universities, including the University of Delaware and UCLA.
Dr. Nakib also holds a joint faculty appointment in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (TSPPPA). He is a Research Affiliate at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIPP), and was formerly a Research Fellow with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education.
Dr. Nakib currently serves in leadership positions at the American Educational Research Association, and has just completed service as a member of the American Education Finance Association's board of governors.