University of California, Riverside

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Gregory J. Palardy

Gregory J. Palardy

Associate Professor

Graduate School of Education
2105 Sproul Hall
(951) 827-5916

Research Areas

My research focuses on teacher and school effectiveness with an emphasis on understanding how educational practices and school contexts contribute to student outcomes and to inequality of educational opportunity.  Recent studies have examined on the consequences of socioeconomic segregation in schools and the effects of inequitable access to qualified and effective teachers on achievement gaps.  In additional to these substantive research interests, I strive to advance applications of quantitative models for studying teacher and school effects particularly for analyzing multilevel and longitudinal data.  Recent studies have highlighted innovative applications of value-added models, multilevel growth mixture models, multilevel mediation models, cross-classified growth models, and multilevel multiple group growth models.  Recent first author publications have appeared in the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, and Teachers College Record.  

Curriculum Vitae 

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  • B.S., Physical Science Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • M.A.,Statistics, UC Santa Barbara
  • M.A., Education, UC Santa Barbara
    • Program: Quantitative Research Methods
  • Ph.D., Education, UC Santa Barbara
    • Program: Quantitative Research Methods


After teaching chemistry and physics in both public and Catholic high schools in a variety of settings (i.e., inner-city, semi-rural Title I, and small city schools) for a number of years, I earned a Masters in Statistics and Ph.D. in quantitative methods and from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before arriving at UCR, I served on the faculty in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia.

My post-secondary teaching has been in quantitative methods. I have taught and developed courses on introductory and intermediate statistics and research design, survey research, HLM, SEM, program evaluation and causal modeling.


Selected publications since 2008. *=student coauthor.


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate School of Education
1207 Sproul Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5234
Fax: (951) 827-3942


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