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Christine G. Mokher

Dr. Christine G. Mokher is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in Florida State University’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, where she is also a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS). Her research examines state and local policies focused on college- and career-readiness and success, with a particular emphasis on student transitions from secondary to postsecondary education. The majority of her research studies use mixed methods, and she is a What Works Clearinghouse-Certified Reviewer in Group Design.

Dr. Mokher recently served as the Principal Investigator for a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to evaluate Florida’s College and Career Readiness Initiative. The purpose of this study was to rigorously evaluate Florida’s statewide intervention that consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success courses in grade 12 for students who did not test college-ready the year before. She is also a Co-PI on a multi-year project investigating developmental education reform in Florida, with funding from an IES research grant and from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Mokher holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University. Her research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Journal of Education Finance, Research in Higher Education, and The Journal of Higher Education. The findings from her research have also been covered in more widely accessible media outlets such as Forbes, Education Week, Education Daily, and Insider Higher Ed. At FSU, she teaches graduate courses in Public Policy in Higher Education, Politics of Education, Finance in Higher Education, American Community College, and Data-Driven Decision Making.

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