Elizabeth S. Ackert
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Ackert’s research focuses on how the places where Mexican immigrants live influence the educational outcomes of Mexican origin youth. Her recent work examines how living in a “new” immigrant destination affects the likelihood of school non-enrollment among Mexican origin young adults. Her work draws from the areas of sociology, demography, and education. Ackert is a recipient of a pre-doctoral funding grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences (IES). IES emphasizes research-based approaches to education reform, and provides resources for fostering partnerships between researchers and the education sector.