Karega Rausch

Vice President of Research and Evaluation

Phone: 312.376.2371


M. Karega Rausch, Ph.D., is NACSA’s Vice President of Research and Evaluation. He leads and manages NACSA’s work to increase knowledge of quality authorizing practices and policies by shaping and managing a research agenda that further defines effective authorizing. Karega brings a wealth of charter school authorizing, educational research and policy, community engagement, and strategic advocacy experience to NACSA. Karega is a former Charter Schools Director with the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office; founded and served as Director of the Indianapolis affiliate of Stand for Children, a national educational advocacy nonprofit; and was on the leadership team of Indiana University’s Equity Project, housed at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. Karega has authored or co-authored numerous professional publications, and has presented at more than 50 research conferences across the country on charter school authorizing, racial/ethnic disproportionality in school discipline, and special education reform. Karega earned his Ph.D. (educational psychology) and master’s degree from Indiana University.

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