About Me

Adam Kho is an Assistant Professor of Education in K-12 Policy and Leadership in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.  His research focuses primarily on using quantitative methods to examine both the intended and unintended consequences of various school reform efforts including school turnaround and transformation, schools of choice, and school improvement on both educators and students.

Adam received his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from Vanderbilt University, specializing in K-12 Education Policy Studies with a minor in Quantitative Methods.  Prior to Vanderbilt, Adam received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical-Biological Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in Biology.  He then joined Teach for America, who returned him to his hometown in Atlanta, Georgia, where he taught high school mathematics for three years and served subsequently as an Instructional Coach for two years. During this time, he also completed his master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education at Georgia State University.