Daphna Bassok is an associate professor of education and public policy at the University of Virginia. She is also associate director of EdPolicyWorks, a joint collaboration between the School of Education and Human Development and the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Her research addresses early childhood education policy, with a focus on efforts to improve early childhood systems at scale. She is particularly interested in policies aimed at supporting the early childhood workforce. She is leading the multi-year evaluation of Virginia’s Federal Preschool Development Grant Birth–5 initiative. Bassok received her PhD in the economics of education from Stanford University.