Etai Mizrav, Ph.D., is a senior researcher in the Educators and Instruction Program Area at AIR. His primary responsibilities include developing research and supporting states and districts with bridging research and practice to address educational inequality and promote equity in education systems. Dr. Mizrav’s research investigates 21st-century drivers of educational inequality and explores how discriminatory educational policies and practices contribute to the formation of opportunity and achievement gaps. His research earned him admission to the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.
Dr. Mizrav has extensive experience and expertise in developing policies and implementing programs that promote educational equity. He has conducted multiple equity reviews for large districts across the country. In addition, Dr. Mizrav is an expert in addressing educator shortages and diversifying the teacher workforce, and he has worked with dozens of states and districts, as well as internationally, to develop plans for addressing these issues. He has designed several tools that practitioners in numerous states, districts, and schools have used to identify equity gaps and presented his findings at national forums. Dr. Mizrav also teaches educational inequality as an adjunct professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Before rejoining AIR as a senior researcher, Dr. Mizrav served as a senior technical assistant consultant, and before that, he was the manager of education policy and equity for the Washington, DC, Office of the State Superintendent of Education.