Karen Hunter Quartz
Moore Hall 1033A
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

P: (310) 206-5241
E: quartz@ucla.edu

Karen Hunter Quartz

Adjunct Professor


  • Ph.D., Education, UCLA
  • M.A., Philosophy of Science, University of Western Ontario
  • B.A., Philosophy, Huron College

Teaching & Research Interests

  • New school development
  • Small schools
  • Community-based school reform
  • Teacher effectiveness
  • Urban teacher education
  • School choice
  • Urban teacher retention and career development
  • Data-driven inquiry and change
  • Social foundations of education

Select Publications

Quartz, K.H., Olsen, B., Anderson, L.M., Lyons, K.B. (2010).  Making a Difference:  Career Pathways in Urban Education. Boulder:  Paradigm Publishers.

Quartz, K.H., Priselac, J.Z., Franke, M.L. (2009).  Transforming Public Schools: A Synthesis of Research Findings from UCLA’s Center X.   Equity and Excellence in Education.  42(3), 313-326.

Quartz, K.H. and Washor, E. (2008)  “Meeting the Individual and Collective Aims of Schooling:  Can Multiple Pathways as Small Schools Strike a Balance?”  In J. Oakes and M. Saunders, eds., Beyond Tracking:  Multiple Pathways to College, Career, and Civic Participation.  Cambridge:  Harvard Education Press.

Quartz, K.H., Thomas, A., Anderson, L., Masyn, K., Lyons, K.B., Olsen, B. (2008).  Careers in Motion:  A Longitudinal Retention Study of Role Changing Patterns Among Urban Educators.  Teachers College Record 110(1), 218-250.

Oakes, J., Quartz, K.H., Ryan, S., Lipton, M. (2000). Becoming Good American Schools:  The Struggle for Civic Virtue in Educational Reform