Marissa Elena Thompson

 

Ph.D. Candidate

Sociology of Education & Education Policy

Stanford University

marissathompson [at] stanford [dot] edu

Center for Education Policy Analysis

Stanford University

520 Galvez Mall, CERAS Building

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ABOUT ME

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology of Education and Education Policy at Stanford University, where I am an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow and a recipient of the Stanford Graduate Fellowship (SGF) in Science and Engineering. I also earned an M.A. in Sociology from Stanford in 2019 and a B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.

 

My research focuses on inequality in access and returns to education by race, gender, and socioeconomic status. My current projects include analyzing the effect of information on parental attitudes towards local school segregation, the impact of early grades on STEM persistence for first-generation college students, and factors explaining gender gaps in educational attainment and mobility among black adolescents. I am a member of the Educational Opportunity Project, where I examine changing racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps in the K-12 public school system, and the Pathways Lab, where I study how postsecondary students choose their courses and majors. I rely on a variety of quantitative and quasi-experimental methods in my research. I also have experience with creating and analyzing large-scale datasets as well as with collecting data through survey experiments.

PUBLICATIONS
 

2020

Adina Sterling, Marissa E. Thompson, Shiya Wang, Abisola Kusimo, Shannon Gilmartin, and Sheri Sheppard. "The Confidence Gap Predicts the Gender Pay Gap Among STEM Graduates". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS). [Link]

2019

Shannon K. Gilmartin, Marissa E. Thompson, Emily Morton, Helen Chen, Anne Colby, and Sheri D. Sheppard. "Entrepreneurial Intent of Engineering and Business Undergraduate Students". Journal of Engineering Education. [Link]

2016

Ki Jun Yu, Duygu Kuzum, Suk Won Hwang, Bong Hoon Kim, Halvor Juul, Nam Heon Kim, Sang Min Won, Ken Chiang, Michael Trumpis, Andrew G. Richardson, Huanyu Cheng, Hui Fang, Marissa E. Thompson, Hank Bink, Delia Talos, Kyung Jin Seo, Hee Nam Lee, Seung Kyun Kang, Jae Hwan Kim, Jung Yup Lee, Younggang Huang, Frances E. Jensen, Marc A. Dichter, Timothy H. Lucas, Jonathan Viventi, Brian Litt, and John A. Rogers. "Bioresorbable silicon electronics for transient spatiotemporal mapping of electrical activity from the cerebral cortex". Nature Materials. [Link]

Manuscripts in Preparation

& Under Review

Marissa E. Thompson. "Examining the Black Gender Gap in Educational Attainment"

Marissa E. Thompson. "Grade Expectations: The role of first-year grades in predicting students’ pursuit of STEM majors for first- and continuing-generation students".

Kaylee Tuggle Matheny*, Carrie Townley Flores*, Marissa E. Thompson*, and Sean F. Reardon. "Uneven Progress: Trends in Academic Performance Among U.S. School Districts".

Marissa E. Thompson and Sam Trejo. "The Effect of Information on Parental Preferences Regarding School Segregation: Evidence from a Survey Experiment".

Sorathan Chaturapruek, Tobias Dalberg, René Kizilcec, Marissa E. Thompson, Sonia Giebel, Monique Harrison, Ramesh Johari and Mitchell Stevens. "Understanding Undergraduate Course Consideration at Scale".

* denotes equal authorship

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Expected 2021

Doctor of Philosophy

STANFORD UNIVERSITY 

Sociology of Education & Education Policy

Certificate in Quantitative Policy Analysis

2019

Master of Arts

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Sociology

2016

Bachelor of Science & Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Certificate in French Language

Magna Cum Laude

EDUCATION
 
TEACHING
 
Winter 2019

Teaching Assistant

EDUC 400B

Statistical Analysis in Education: Regression

Professor Eric Bettinger

Winter 2021

Teaching Assistant

EDUC 400B

Statistical Analysis in Education: Regression

Professor Eric Bettinger

 
CONTACT ME

Marissa Elena Thompson

Ph.D. Candidate​ at Stanford University

Center for Education Policy Analysis

marissathompson [at] stanford [dot] edu​

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