Undergraduate Institution and Major: B. A., Physics, Berea College
Graduate Institution and Degree: M.Ed., Transformative Education, Miami University M. A., Education Policy, The Ohio State University
Research Interests: Chris Yaluma’s primary research interests are school choice and evaluation of local and state education policy. Currently, Yaluma’s research investigates the impact of charter school closures on the overall performance of school districts. He is also involved in projects analyzing school discipline policies and access to gifted and talented programs for minority and low-income students.
Research Consultant, Dayton Early College Academy - Graduate Research Assistant
Instructor, ESPHE 3206: School and Society
Graduate Teaching Assistant, PUBAFRS 2110: Introduction to Public Affairs
Yaluma, C. B., & Tyner, A. (2020) “Are U.S. schools closing the ‘gifted gap’? Analyzing elementary and middle school’s gifted participation and representation trends (2012-2016).” Journal of Advanced Academics
Saultz, A., & Yaluma, C. B. (2017). “Equal access? Analyzing charter location relative to demographics in Ohio.” Journal of School Choice, 11(3), 458-476.
Yaluma, C. B., & Tyner, A. (2018). “Is there a gifted gap? Gifted education in high-poverty schools.” Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Saultz, A., Mensa, Q., Yaluma, C. B., & Hodges, J. (2018). “Charter school deserts—High-poverty neighborhoods with limited educational options.” Thomas B. Fordham Institute
Education Policy Academy, American Enterprise Institute, 2018 2nd Prize for co-authored paper, “Equal access? Analyzing charter location relative to demographics in Ohio.” International Conference on School Choice and Reform, 2017
Selected Conference Presentations:
Yaluma, C. B., & Northern, A. M. (July 2019). “Charter school deserts: How can we enhance opportunities for growth in poor communities?” National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC), Las Vegas, NV.
Yaluma, C. B. (April, 2018). “Is there a gifted gap? Gifted education in high-poverty schools.” Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM). Student Regional Conference, Washington, D.C.
Yaluma, C. B., & Saultz, A. (Nov, 2016). “Equal access? Analyzing charter location relative to demographics in Ohio.” University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), Detroit, MI
Works in Progress:
Lavertu, S. & Yaluma, C. B. “Estimating the Impact of Collective Bargaining Agreements on District’s Civil Service.”
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
In July 2020, Columbus City leaders commissioned an independent, outside after-action review of the City’s response to protests that took place last summer. Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Carter Stewart and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs were named the lead investigative team.
In this study, published in Economic Development Quarterly, the authors present a statistically valid typology of high-growth firms, also known as gazelles, to determine if payroll and job growth patterns differ between groups or clusters.
This study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, presents an experimental design that overcomes the counterfactual problem present in all prior published experiments by relying on an actual storm with a known outcome.