Greer Mellon is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University, where she is also affiliated with the Population Studies and Training Center. She is a sociologist who studies how educational organizations contribute to social inequalities. Her current research examines how the characteristics of superintendents and school board members contribute to variation in educational policymaking, and lead to differences in student achievement. She primarily uses quantitative research methods and works with both administrative data and experimental data sources.
Greer received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Statistics from Columbia University, an M.Phil. in International Development Studies from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in History from Columbia University. Before beginning her doctoral research, Greer worked in nonprofit and federal government research, and worked in research positions for the Digital Harbor Foundation, Legal Services Corporation, and Benenson Strategy Group.