Ph.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook
In the area of education policy, Roch has written a number of articles examining how parents gather information and behave in the context of public school choice. She has considered how parents gather information about education by using social discussion and the political dynamics of education finance reform. She also has an interest in decision-making within the context of local and state policies. In particular, she has conducted research that has examined evaluations of local services and social services, considering citizens’ assessments of services and their expectations of service quality. Currently, she is engaged in research that examines how racial representation in the schools influences disciplinary outcomes and the role of EMOs in managing charter schools. Her research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals including the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.