Grad Students

Ravaris L. Moore



Contact Information

Email    ravarism@g.ucla.edu
Office  Haines 228

Social Stratification, Education, Social Demography, and Quantitative Methods

Ravaris conducts quantitative research in the fields of Social Stratification and Social Demography. He studied Mathematics and Economics at Morehouse College, and completed M.A. degrees in Sociology and Economics at UCLA. Prior to UCLA, Ravaris contributed to several national education evaluations at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. Present work with Jennie Brand studies heterogenous effects of parental divorce on children’s educational attainment. Ravaris’ dissertation studies the effects of community violence exposure on the educational outcomes of California public school students. Broadly, his work studies the dynamic processes that replicate disadvantage, and works to identify ways of interrupting negative cycles.

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Fields of Study

 Social Stratification, Education, Social Demography, Quantitative Methods

Publications

Causality in Life Course Studies., Ravaris Moore and Jennie Brand, Forthcoming in Handbook of the Life Course, 2nd Edition, edited by Michael Shanahan, Monica Johnson, and Jeylan Mortimer eds., Springer Series

Does Career and Technical Education Strengthen the STEM Pipeline? Comparing Students With and Without Disabilities.  Michael A. Gottfried, Robert Bozick, Ernest Rose, and Ravaris Moore. Journal of Disability Policy Studies (2014), 1044207314544369.

Implementation of the Building Strong Families Program. Washington, DC. Mathematica Policy Research., Inc., 2008 (with M. Robin Dion, Alan Hershey, Heather Zaveri, Sarah Avellar, Debra Strong, and Timothy Silman). Paper online at: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/publications/pdfs/bsfimplementation.pdf

Precision Gains from Publically Available School Proficiency Measures Compared to Study-Collected Test Scores in Education Cluster-Randomized Trials (NCEE 2010-4003). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education., 2010 (with John Deke and Lisa Dragoset) Paper online at: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20104003/

Mathematica Policy Research, Inc, (M. Robin Dion, Alan Hershey, Heather Zaveri, Sarah Avellar, Debra Strong, Timothy Silman, and Ravaris Moore). 2008. Implementation of the Building Strong Families Program. Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services.

Grants and Awards

  1. 2017-present    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development Trainee, California  
  2.                         Center for Population Research (CCPR)   

  3. 2012-2016        Cota-Robles Graduate Fellowship,
  4.                         UCLA Department of Sociology

  5. 2011-2012         National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow,
  6.                         UCLA Department of Sociology

  7. 2009-2011        National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow,
  8.                         UCLA Department of Economics

    2004-2005      Advanced Opportunity Fellow
  9.                         University of Wisconsin – Madison
            
    2004                Fellow, American Economic Association Summer Program
  10.                         Duke University

    2003                Fellow, American Economic Association Summer Program
  11.                         University of Colorado – Denver

    2002                Undergraduate Research Fellow
  12.                          Frederick Patterson Research Institute

Advisors

Jennie E. Brand (Dissertation Committee Chair)

Degrees

C. Phil., Sociology                                    University of California, Los Angeles 2015

M.A. Sociology                                         University of California, Los Angeles 2013

M.A. Economics                                       University of California, Los Angeles 2011

B.A. Mathematics and Economics             Morehouse College 2004