Dr. Christine Mokher

Dr. Christine Mokher

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Dr. Christine G. Mokher is a Professor of Higher Education in Florida State University’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, where she is also a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS). Her research utilizes rigorous quasi-experimental analyses to examine state and local policies supporting college readiness and success.

Dr. Mokher is a 2023-2024 Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines, where she is teaching graduate seminars and conducting two research projects. The first project is a qualitative study of cross-sector collaboration between technical education tracks in senior high school and postsecondary education programs, which is a critical step in the development of a unified education system in the Philippines. The second project will provide recommendations to the Commission of Higher Education for the development and implementation of a longitudinal education database in the Philippines which would collect data from higher education institutions across the nation.

Dr. Mokher also currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator for several research projects including: 1) an IES-funded research study on corequisite developmental education reform in Texas, 2) a statewide evaluation and needs assessment of Florida’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance program, and 3) an evaluation of the Florida African American Male Experience (FAAME) program at St. Petersburg College. She previously served as the Principal Investigator for a five-year, $4.6 million grant from IES to evaluate Florida’s College and Career Readiness Initiative. She has also been a Co-PI on a multi-year project investigating developmental education reform in Florida, with funding from an IES research grant and from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Mokher holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, Teachers College Record, Research in Higher Education, Education Finance & Policy, AERA Open, Educational Policy, and The Journal of Higher Education. At FSU, she teaches graduate courses such as Public Policy of Higher Education, Data Use in Educational Settings, and Institutional Research Capstone. Prior to coming to FSU, she worked for 10 years in policy research at a non-profit organization in the Washington, D.C. area, and also previously worked in Institutional Research at Harvard and MIT.