Laura Steen Mulfinger

Laura Mulfinger
Laura Steen Mulfinger
Project Manager,
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

Laura Steen Mulfinger is a project manager in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She coordinates faculty research and supervises data collection and analysis for Rossier's Center for Educational Policy, Equity and Governance. She holds a Ph.D. in K-12 education from Claremont Graduate University.

Publications by Laura Steen Mulfinger
Experts agree that effective data use is critical for continuous improvement. However, there is a lack of understanding statewide about how data use for continuous improvement, with its adaptive and iterative nature, differs from data use for other…
Calls for “continuous improvement” in California’s K-12 education system are central to current discussions about school improvement in the state. Yet, definitions of continuous improvement vary, and knowledge of what continuous improvement looks…
The typical image of California is one of coastal cities and urban centers. But this picture leaves out much of the state and many of its residents. For large numbers of policymakers, foundations, and education leaders, these parts of our large and…