Affiliated Scholars

Constance A. Lindsay

Constance A. Lindsay is a research associate at the Urban Institute, where she studies K-12 education policies. Lindsay earned a doctorate in human development and social policy from Northwestern University, where she was an Institute of Education Sciences' predoctoral fellow. Since leaving Northwestern, Lindsay has worked in education policy in various contexts, applying her research training in traditional studies and in creating and evaluating new systems and policies regarding teachers. Lindsay's areas of expertise include teacher quality and diversity, analyzing and closing racial achievement gaps, and adolescent development. Her work has been published in such journals as Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis and Social Science Research. Lindsay received a bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University. Before doctoral study at Northwestern, she was a Presidential Management Fellow at the US Department of Education. For more on Dr. Lindsay's research, see her Urban Institute page:

Willow S. Lung-Amam

Willow Lung Amam is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program within the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland. During the 2016-2017 academic year, she was a visiting National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Ford Postdoctoral Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Center. Her research interests center on equitable suburban development with a focus on race and ethnicity. For more on Dr. Lung-Amam's research, see her faculty page: