Daniel Silver

Research Scientist (Staff)


Daniel Silver recently completed his PhD in Urban Education Policy at USC’s Rossier School of Education, where he used quantitative and mixed methods to study curriculum and standards policy. He has contributed to national survey research about the educational experiences of teachers, school leaders, and U.S. families during the COVID-19 pandemic and has analyzed teachers’ curriculum use using econometric and machine learning methods. As a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Applied Research in Education, he looks forward to continuing to conduct policy-relevant research designed to improve students’ educational experiences.


  • Ph.D. Urban Education Policy, University of Southern California, 8/2022
  • M.S. Applied Economics and Econometrics, University of Southern California, 10/2021
  • BA Chinese, Psychology, Williams College, 6/2013